General Description / Special Programs
Tulane's graduate program in anthropology is committed to general coverage of the fundamentals of the discipline. The strongest specialty of the Department and the University is in Middle American studies. Research programs are under way in Mayan archaeology, linguistics, hieroglyphs, and ethnohistory. The greatest faculty strength is in cultural anthropology and archaeology with recent increases in biological anthropology and linguistics. Members of the faculty are also currently involved in research in West Africa, South Africa, Portugal, Amazonia, Central America, the Andes and Desert Coast of Peru, Bolivia, Argentina, Western Eurasia, Southwestern China, and the Southeastern US.
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Degrees
Degrees Offered Anthropology PhD, MA, BA/BS
Highest Degree Offered PhD
BA/BS Field Areas
Anthropology
Archaeology
Biological Anthropology
Cultural Anthropology
Medical Anthropology
Linguistic Anthropology
BA/BS Requirements
30 hours in anthropology, with at least 3 hours above the 100-level in each of the four subdisciplines
MA/MS Field Areas
Anthropology
Archaeology
Biological Anthropology
Cultural Anthropology
Medical Anthropology
Linguistic Anthropology
MA/MS
MA/ MS Requirements MA 18 hours course work plus thesis or 24 course hours, 1 language, statistics, course distribution requirement
PhD Field Areas
Anthropology
Archaeology
Biological Anthropology
Cultural Anthropology
Medical Anthropology
Linguistic Anthropology
Phd
Phd Requirements 48-60 hours course work, 1 language, statistics, 1-hour oral exam on area (except in biological anthropology), 8-hour comprehensive written exam in subdiscipline, prospectus, 1 year fieldwork
Internship / Grants / Funding
Internships Available 0
Internship Required 0
Support Opportunities 2018-19: 22 tuition scholarships, 22 university fellowships, 22 research assistantships, student loans; intramural funds for feasibility research are available from the Anthropology Graduate Student Fund, the Stone Center for Latin American Studies, the Mesoamerican Ethnohistory Fund, others.
Program Details
Research Facilities Special research facilities relevant to anthropology are the Center for Archaeology, the Middle American Research Institute, the Tulane Regional Primate Research Center, the Stone Center for Latin American Studies and the Latin American Library.
Certs Offered 0
Contacts
Online Courses
Online Courses: 0
Application Deadlines
February 1
Club / Honor Society
Anthropology Club: 1
Anthropology Club Info: Tulane Anthropology Students Association; Tulane Anthropology Club
Lambda Alpha Chapter: 0