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Doctor of Philosophy in Anthropology

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Graduate Admission

The Graduate Record Examination is recommended but not required for admission. The graduate program begins at an advanced level. Preparation for the program through completion of an undergraduate major in anthropology is encouraged but not required. Some undergraduate preparation in fields closely related to anthropology, such as biology, sociology, psychology, linguistics, economics, geography, or geology, is strongly recommended. Undergraduate courses in such subjects as biology, philosophy, genetics, computer science, and history are of considerable value to the graduate student in anthropology. Proficiency in a modern foreign language and in statistics is of special importance to candidates for graduate work in anthropology and should be acquired during the undergraduate years. All students entering the program with a bachelor’s degree must enroll in the M.A. program. Admission to the Ph.D. program is ordinarily contingent upon completion of the master’s degree in anthropology. A student with a master’s degree in anthropology from another institution may apply directly to the Ph.D. program.

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