Top-ranked four-field program. The biological anthropology program is part of a wider graduate training consortium in evolutionary primatology (NYCEP) that includes CUNY, Columbia University, Wildlife Conservation International, and the American Museum of Natural History. The consortium allows students to take courses, seminars, and internships at any of these institutions given by more than 50 physical anthropologists and primatologists participating in the program. There is a Master's Program in Physical Anthropology with a focus on human skeletal biology. This program prepares graduates to apply the study of physical anthropology to a variety of academic and professional contexts, including those in forensic sciences. The department works closely with such NYU programs as Africana Studies; American Studies; Asian/Pacific/America
Internship opportunities in genetics, osteology and odontology, and field recovery training are an integral part of the program.
The department admits approximately 10 PhD students per year with five years of support including full tuition and stipend with an average of 50 students funded in any year. Teaching assistant positions are available for all PhD students. The Goodman Fellowship for Archaeology, the Bert Salwen Fellowship in Archaeological Studies, and the Annette B. Weiner Graduate Fellowship in Cultural Anthropology are awarded annually. Summer support for language study and/or exploratory research is available on a competitive basis from various university and academic centers. Dissertation write-up support for advanced students is also available.
The department houses an extensive film and video collection, as well as digital photographic, audio, and video-editing facilities. The Biological Anthropology program supports state-of-the art molecular, primatological, paleontological, and morphometric laboratories and field sites. The teaching and research labs for Archaeology include excellent facilities for image analysis, seasonality studies, and microscopic analysis, as well as an extensive zooarchaeological reference collection. The New York City location makes it possible to maintain active ties with many collections, museums, and research institutions.
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