Program of Study

  1. Expected time to degree is 5 years
  2. A total of 60 credit hours:
    • 36 credits (minimum) in required course work:
      1. Four Sub-Disciplinary Core Seminars (12 credits)
      2. Research Design Anthropology Seminar (3 credits)
      3. Seven elective courses (21 credits)
    • 24 credits: Seminars, courses in other departments, language coursework, methods, statistics, fieldwork, laboratory work, writing thesis in later years
  3. Annual assessments, with serious scrutiny at the completion of Year 1
  4. Comprehensive written exams during Year 3
  5. Yearly conference participation, submission of internal and external grants
  6. Successful completion of Teaching Apprenticeship (1 course on pedagogy, 2 terms as TA), in conjunction with the Kaneb Center and Anthropology faculty
  7. Completion of Professional Development Curriculum, in conjunction with the Career Center and the Graduate School
  8. Presentation of dissertation proposal during Year 3
  9. Completion of dissertation, Year 5
  10. Defense of dissertation, Year 5

Course Structure

Required courses for Years 1 - 2, at 3 courses per semester

Anthropology Graduate Trajectory