Emory University, Department of Anthropology
1557 Dickey Drive Room 207 Atlanta GA United States
Email anthropology@emory.edu
General Description / Special Programs

Mission Statement

Anthropologists study the full spectrum of what it means to be human. Why does anthropology matter? Investigating the pressing issues facing nations, communities and scientific inquiry today, anthropology is vital to many of the compelling intellectual conversations occurring at Emory and beyond.  

Anthropologists address questions of human origins and evolution, behavioral biology, human ecology and adaptations, gender and sexuality, human cognition and emotion, health and illness, social justice and inequality, social behavior and human diversity, media and communication, and the intersections of biological, environmental, political, economic, and religious life. Our diverse theoretical and methodological toolkit permits anthropologists to forge creative approaches to established and emerging societ

Read More Read Less
Degrees
Degrees Offered PhD; Anthropology major, minor (BA); Anthropology & Human Biology major (BS); joint major in Anthropology & Religion (BA)
Highest Degree Offered PhD
BA/BS Field Areas
Anthropology
Applied Anthropology
Archaeology
Biological Anthropology
Cultural Anthropology
Medical Anthropology
Linguistic Anthropology
BA/BS Requirements
BA: 13 courses, area of concentration, capstone project; BS 16 courses; Minor: 6 courses
MA/MS
MA/ MS Requirements No terminal MA offered
PhD Field Areas
Anthropology
Applied Anthropology
Archaeology
Biological Anthropology
Cultural Anthropology
Medical Anthropology
Linguistic Anthropology
Phd
Phd Requirements 3 years coursework (6 core courses and methodology requirement), specialty exams, doctoral research, 4 teaching requirements, dissertation
Internship / Grants / Funding
Internships Available 0
Internship Required 0
Support Opportunities

Various support opportunities are available from the University for undergraduate work. Inquiries should be made directly to the admissions office. Grad students receive stipend and full tuition, plus supplemental funding for summer research, travel to present papers, and language training.

Program Details
Research Facilities

Department facilities in Ancient DNA, Anthropological Demography, Darwinian Neuroscience, Experimental Ethnography Working Group, and Paleolithic Technology; additional resources: Yerkes Primate Research Center, Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Department of Women's, Gender, & Sexuality Studies, Emory School of Medicine and Emory Healthcare System, Emory School of Public Health, Carter Center, Carlos Museum, Center for Mind, Brain, and Culture, Institute of African Studies, Program in Linguistics, Program in Global Development Studies

Library Resources Lori Jahnke, PhD, Anthropology Librarian, Robert W. Woodruff Library
Misc Information Chair: James Rilling jrillin@emory.edu Director Grad Studies: Dietrich Stout dwstout@emory.edu Director Undergrad Studies: Kristin Phillips kdphil@emory.edu Academic Depart Admin: Lora McDonald lora.mcdonald@emory.edu Grad Coordinator: Kay Norgard, kay.norgard@emory.edu Undergrad Coordinator: Heather Carpenter heather.carpenter@emory.edu Minors Coordinator, Communications: Eva Stotz eva.stotz@emory.edu Accountant: Brian Banks bbanks@emory.edu
Certs Offered 0
Info
Founded1978
Contacts
Online Courses
Online Courses: 0
Application Deadlines
PhD program application deadline Dec 1
Club / Honor Society
Anthropology Club: 1
Anthropology Club Info: Emory Anthropology Student Society (EASS) hosts events and activities that cultivate a strong and dynamic sense of community among Anthropology students. For more information: anthropology.emory.edu/home/undergraduate/anthro_club.html or www.facebook.com/EmoryAnthropologyStudentSociety/ Anthropology Graduate Student Association (AGSA) was organized to present a unified voice advocating for the interests and concerns of anthropology graduate students to the Anthropology Department, the Laney Graduate School, and across Emory University; to promote professional and intellectual development of its members, and to increase welfare and community among anthropology graduate students and the Anthropology Department. For more information: http://anthropology.emory.edu/home/graduate/agsa.html
Anthropology Club Advisor: EASS: Heather Carpenter
Lambda Alpha Chapter: 1