Anthropology, Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

Students entering the doctoral program with a Bachelor's degree must complete 72 credits, including 12 credits of ANTH899. Students entering the doctoral program with a Master's degree are not required to complete the 12 credit-internship sequence, and must complete 60 credits.

Students Entering the Doctoral Program with a Bachelor's Degree

Course Title Credits
Core Requirements
Course Requirements:
ANTH601Applied Anthropology3
ANTH606Qualitative Methods in Applied Anthropology3
ANTH760Development of Social/Cultural Theory3
ANTH722Ecological Anthropology3
ANTH630Quantification and Statistics in Applied Anthropology3
ANTH740Theories of the Past and Accomplishments of Archaeology3
Select 12 credits of Approved Electives12
Select 18 credits of Advanced Coursework18
Internship Sequence:
ANTH701Anthropology Internship Preparation3
ANTH789Internship6
ANTH712Anthropology Internship Analysis3
Dissertation Research Requirements
ANTH899Doctoral Dissertation Research12
Total Credits72

Students Entering the Doctoral Program with a Master's Degree

Course Title Credits
Core Requirements
Course Requirements:
ANTH601Applied Anthropology3
ANTH606Qualitative Methods in Applied Anthropology3
ANTH760Development of Social/Cultural Theory3
ANTH722Ecological Anthropology3
ANTH630Quantification and Statistics in Applied Anthropology3
ANTH740Theories of the Past and Accomplishments of Archaeology3
Select 12 credits of Approved Electives12
Select 18 credits of Advanced Coursework18
Internship Sequence:
ANTH701Anthropology Internship Preparation3
ANTH789Internship6
ANTH712Anthropology Internship Analysis3
Total Credits60

Students entering the PhD from a Bachelor's degree must normally complete all the requirements for the MAA degree indicated above, although the internship sequence can be substituted with additional coursework under approved circumstances. An additional minimum of 30 credit hours of advanced coursework is required, to include at least 12 credit hours of dissertation research. For students entering the PhD program from the MAA, an additional minimum of 30 credit hours of advanced coursework is required, to include at least 12 credit hours of dissertation research. Students entering the PhD program with a master's degree from another institution are minimally required to complete the 18 credit-hour core sequence of the MAA program and an additional minimum of 30 credit hours of advanced coursework, to include at least 12 credit hours of dissertation research. These students are not normally required to complete the internship sequence, although in some cases their doctoral committee may decide that an internship may be appropriate to enhance a student's professional experience prior to graduation. Additional supportive coursework may be required on a case-by-case basis depending on the qualifications of the student. In such cases, these expectations will be specified upon admission to the PhD program. Substitutions for courses in the MAA core sequence are rarely permitted and must be approved by the Graduate Committee and the Department Chair. Students admitted to the PhD program advance to candidacy upon completion of a written comprehensive examination and an oral defense of their dissertation proposal. An oral defense upon completion of the dissertation is also required.