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

General Description / Special Programs
Potomac River Archaeology Survey, Great Dismal Swamp Landscape Study, The Great Depression Undocumented Labor Project, and Cooperative Education placements in federal agencies and DC-area service-related organizations. Consortium member with George Washington University, Catholic University of America, Georgetown University, Howard University, University of the District of Columbia, the University of Maryland, Gallaudet University, George Mason University, Mount Vernon College, Trinity College, and Wesley Theological Seminary. Approved courses may be taken at these institutions.
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Degrees Offered PhD with concentrations in cultural/social anthropology and archaeology; MA Public Anthropology; Anthropology BA/MA; BA major
Highest Degree Offered PhD
Certificate Info Graduate certificate in Public Anthropology, Graduate and Undergraduate certificates in Health Inequity and Care
BA/BS Field Areas
BA/BS Requirements
All university requirements; All general education requirements; 42 credit hours with grades of C or better. If a student's career plans require skill in a foreign language, a cluster of courses in a second discipline, field experience, or some other special preparation, arrangements will be made in discussion with the undergraduate advisor.
MA/MS Field Areas
MA/ MS Requirements 33 hours course work, thesis or substantial research paper, computer knowledge or statistics strongly encouraged, oral defense of thesis
MA/MS Specializations Public Anthropology, Public Archaeology
PhD Field Areas
Cultural Anthropology
Phd Requirements 2-3 years of course work followed by dissertation research and writing, 2 languages or 1 language and another tool of research, 3 comprehensive examinations, oral defense of dissertation, fieldwork strongly recommended
Phd Specializations Critical inequality studies, including critical/community archaeology; race, gender and social justice; poverty, development and displacement; environmental anthropology
Internship / Grants / Funding
Internships Available 0
Internship Required 0
Support Opportunities <p>Graduate: A significant portion of full-time doctoral students are supported through Fellowships and outside grants. Fellowships offer full tuition plus a stipend of $22,000; work as teaching and research assistant is required. All awards are potentially renewable. The University has University Dissertation Fellowships and the Harvey C and Sarah M Moore Fellowship. Archaeological crew jobs, ethnographic research, and work-study positions are also available.</p>
Program Details
Research Facilities <p>Lab facilities, Great Dismal Swamp Landscape Study Archaeology Research and Teaching Laboratory, Smithsonian collaboration, US Fish and Wildlife Service/Great Dismal Swamp Landscape Study Collaboration, National Endowment for the Humanities &quot;We the People&quot; Collaboration</p>
Certs Offered 1
Online Courses
Online Courses: 0
Club / Honor Society
Anthropology Club: 1
Anthropology Club Info: Graduate Student Council, Undergraduate Anthropology Society
Lambda Alpha Chapter: 0