Degrees Offered Cultural Anthropology PhD, BA major
Highest Degree Offered PhD
BA/BS Field Areas
Cultural Anthropology
BA/BS Requirements
A total of ten courses distributed in the following manner: Cultural Anthropology 101, 301 and 302; six courses at the 100 level or above, including at least one at the 300 level or above; one additional cultural anthropology course at any level. Students must take at least five of their ten courses with instructors whose primary appointment is in the Department of Cultural Anthropology. No more than three courses may be transferred from other institutions or study abroad.
PhD Field Areas
Cultural Anthropology
Phd Requirements Fifteen or 18 graded courses (depending on your track), no more than three independent studies. At least two courses in disciplines outside of Cultural Anthropology. Theories Exam at the end of the first year; portfolio; fieldwork specialization workshop; dissertation. All students are required to take a course on methods and a course in grant writing. Language proficiency, if relevant. See website for details.
Internship / Grants / Funding
Internships Available 0
Internship Required 0
Support Opportunities

Graduate Fellowships provide tuition plus a living stipend for five years, contingent on continued appropriate progress toward the Ph.D. degree. Stipends and fellowships require service in the form of teaching assistance or research assistance. Other university awards are given on a competitive basis to outstanding students. These include the James B. Duke Fellowships, International Fellowships, and Deans' Fellowships among others. Please review the Graduate School financial support information to better understand how the department and the Graduate School work together to assist Ph.D students with their funding support.  (

Program Details
Research Facilities

The graduate program in Cultural Anthropology fosters interdisciplinary research and exchange and, in some cases, opportunities for funding with other Duke University programs and departments. These include African and African-American Studies (which offers a graduate certificate), the Duke/UNC Program in Latin American Studies (which offers a graduate certificate), the Asian/Pacific Studies Institute, the Center for South Asian Studies, Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies (which offers a graduate certificate), the Institute of Public Policy, the Medical School (PhD/MD), The Nicholas School of the Environment, and programs in comparative Islamic, Russian and European studies.

Certs Offered 0
Online Courses
Online Courses: 0
Application Deadlines
Department deadline for graduate program: December 6, 2021. Visit website:
Club / Honor Society
Anthropology Club: 0
Lambda Alpha Chapter: 0