General Description / Special Programs
A wide variety of individualized special programs are made possible by a close working relationship with other departments that complement such core specialties as: Urban and Political Anthropology, Social Change and Modernization, Evolution and Human Biology, Archaeology of Complex Societies, and Ecological Anthropology. Active linkages exist with departments of History, Religion, Linguistics, Sociology and Biological Sciences; and with the Schools of Education, Music, Speech (Performance Studies) and the Northwestern Medical School. There is also a close relationship with the Program of African Studies, Gender Studies Program, Latin American & Caribbean Studies Program, the Center for International and Comparative Studies, and The Field Museum, Chicago. All second-year graduate students participate in the undergraduate teaching progr
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Degrees
Degrees Offered Anthropology PhD, MA, BA major
Highest Degree Offered PhD
BA/BS Field Areas
Anthropology
Archaeology
Biological Anthropology
Cultural Anthropology
Linguistic Anthropology
MA/MS Field Areas
Anthropology
PhD Field Areas
Anthropology
Archaeology
Biological Anthropology
Cultural Anthropology
Medical Anthropology
Linguistic Anthropology
Phd
Phd Requirements The doctoral program is designed to enable students to spend a major part of their graduate work on their chosen specialties. Along with required coursework in each year of graduate study, first-year students prepare a "research problem statement" that formulates specific research questions as derived from theoretical debates in the literature. Second-year students complete a research paper based on original field/laboratory or library research that is suitable for publication. Third-year students prepare a formal dissertation proposal that is suitable for submission to an external funding agency. Students are also expected to defend their dissertation proposal before their dissertation committee. Instead of fixed language requirements, doctoral candidates follow a course of study in methods and techniques, archaeological or bioanthropological techniques, or some combination of these, as determined by individual research agendas. The dissertation and an oral defense complete the PhD requirements.
Other Degree Field Areas
Joint PhD/MPH available
Internship / Grants / Funding
Internships Available 0
Internship Required 0
Support Opportunities Graduate: Graduate School Fellowship competition (deadline 12/31); continuing students: Teaching Assistantships; low-interest university loan program; faculty research projects
Program Details
Certs Offered 0
Contacts
  • Alaka Wali
    Primary Contact
    Adjunct Professor,Curator,Curator Field Museum
  • Gary Feinman
    Primary Contact
    Adj Prof; Curator,Adjunct Professor,Curator Field Museum,MacArthur Curator
  • James Brown
    Primary Contact
    Northwestern University,Professor,Professor Emeritus
  • John Terrell
    Primary Contact
    Adjunct Professor,Curator Field Museum,Regenstein Curator
Online Courses
Online Courses: 0
Club / Honor Society
Anthropology Club: 1
Anthropology Club Info: Undergraduate Anthropology Society (UAS)
Lambda Alpha Chapter: 0