The Anthropology Department’s PhD program offers students a strong foundation in the history, theory and practice of anthropology, while enabling them to develop formally innovative dissertations.
Before being admitted to PhD candidacy, the student must fulfill the language requirement, present a portfolio and pass the qualifying examination. Having completed this work, the student will conduct fieldwork and write the doctoral dissertation.
Students are required to demonstrate competence in one or more foreign languages, to be selected in consultation with the faculty committee.
Required Course Work
The student’s course work must total at least 60 units. No more than 8 units of 794 Doctoral Dissertation may count toward the 60 units.
In addition to specific course work, PhD students are expected to engage in relevant practical training, ideally by completing 2 or more units of ANTH 596 Internship for Curricular Practical Training or equivalent.
Additional information about the PhD can be found on the Anthropology program website.