I have applied before, do I need to complete the entire application again? Yes.
Can I come to visit the campus? Yes. Here is a link to our Open House. You are also welcome to visit the Notre Dame campus at any time during the academic year. Please be sure to make appointments in advance through the Director of Graduate Studies, Vania Smith-Oka at firstname.lastname@example.org or 574-631-7269.
How high do my GRE scores and GPA need to be for admission? We have no official level for scores, but most admitted students have the following average scores: Verbal = 158, Quantitative = 151, Writing = 4.0, and a GPA above 3.5.
Who makes the decision about my application? The Director of Graduate Studies and the Graduate Committee (a committee of five members chosen annually from among the Anthropology faculty) make all final decisions in consultation with faculty members.
What are the teaching requirements? Students TA a minimum of two classes during their time in the PhD Program.
Do you provide students with funding to pursue research and attend conferences? Yes, there is some funding from both the department and University to help students fund travel for brief research trips and to attend conferences in their field.
How long does it take to complete a PhD in Anthropology at Notre Dame? Expected time to degree is 5 years.
I have been working in another profession (or training for another profession), and I am only now turning to anthropology. Should I apply to your program? Yes.