The 2023-2024 AnthroGuide is the last print version. Edits for graduate programs are due July 31, 2023.

Syracuse University, Department of Anthropology
209 Maxwell Hall Syracuse Univeristy Syracuse NY 13244-1090 United States
Phone+1 315.443.2200
General Description / Special Programs

Anthropology brings a global perspective to the study of human diversity. Through in-depth research and comparative studies, you will explore the human experience through time and across space.At Syracuse University, we embrace a holistic approach to anthropology through teaching and research in archaeological, biological, cultural and linguistic anthropology. The Anthropology Department encourages faculty and students to become engaged in scholarship for the public good and to seek out and address solutions to past, present and future human problems locally and globally. This objective is consistent to the central concerns of all of the subfields of anthropology.

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Tuition Info
$1,802. per graduate credit hour
Degrees Offered Anthropology PhD, MA, BA major
Highest Degree Offered PhD
AA/AS Field Areas
Biological Anthropology
Forensic Anthropology
Cultural Anthropology
Medical Anthropology
Museum/Curatorial Studies
BA/BS Field Areas
Applied Anthropology
Biological Anthropology
Cultural Anthropology
Medical Anthropology
BA/BS Requirements
The program, leading to a B.A. in Anthropology, requires 33 credits in anthropology courses. Of these, 18 credits are taken in required courses and 15 are electives.
MA/MS Field Areas
Biological Anthropology
Cultural Anthropology
Medical Anthropology
MA/ MS Requirements 30 graduate credits that must include at least five core courses, written exam, position papers/Master's Paper; separate tracks for sociocultural anthropology and archaeology
PhD Field Areas
Biological Anthropology
Cultural Anthropology
Medical Anthropology
Phd Requirements 72 graduate credits (past B.A.), language proficiency or database management, oral and written exams (preliminary and final thesis), fieldwork usually required
Internship / Grants / Funding
Internships Available 0
Internship Required 0
Support Opportunities

Graduate: 15 teaching assistantships, $22,750. plus remitted tuition; Claudia De Lys Scholarship for field research; 14 summer fellowships; South Asia (FLAS) Fellowship; SU Fellowship, $25,290. plus 30 tuition credit hours; competitive assistantships for dissertation write-up.

Program Details
Research Facilities

The department has biological archaeology and archaeology laboratories. Bird Research Library includes special holdings on Africa and South Asia. Also, students and faculty have access to the Maxwell School’s Interdisciplinary Institutes and Centers including the Moynihan Institute of Global affairs, Alan K. Campbell Public Affairs Institute, Program for the Advancement of Research on Conflict and Collaboration, Center for Policy Research, Aging Studies Institute, Institute for National Security and Counterterrorism, Institute for the Study of the Judiciary Politics and the Media, Center for Environmental Policy and Administration, Lerner Center for Public Health Promotion and Center for Technology and Information Policy.

Certs Offered 0
Employees1 to 25
Online Courses
Online Courses: 0
Application Deadlines
Complete applications including all letters of reference, transcripts, writing samples and test scores should reach the Graduate Enrollment Management Center no later than January 10th.
Club / Honor Society
Anthropology Club: 1
Anthropology Club Info: Anthropology Graduate Student Organization (AGSO), Undergraduate Anthropology Club ( , and Lambda Alpha National Honor Society
Lambda Alpha Chapter: 1