General Description / Special Programs

General Anthropology, with Concentrations in: Culture & Communication; Indigenous Worlds; Medical Anthropology, Ethics & Care.

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Degrees
Degrees Offered Anthropology PhD. Anthropology MA. Anthropology BA major with optional Concentrations in: Culture & Communication; Indigenous Worlds; Medical Anthropology, Ethics & Care. Anthropology BA minor. Minor in Global Culture & Commerce.
Highest Degree Offered PhD
AA/AS Field Areas
Anthropology
Archaeology
Cultural Anthropology
Medical Anthropology
Linguistic Anthropology
BA/BS Field Areas
Anthropology
Archaeology
Cultural Anthropology
Medical Anthropology
Linguistic Anthropology
BA/BS Requirements
33 semester hours of credit, with distribution requirements in three subfields (sociocultural, archaeology, linguistics)
MA/MS Field Areas
Anthropology
Archaeology
Cultural Anthropology
Medical Anthropology
Linguistic Anthropology
Experience Offered
Conferences
Fellowships/Grants
Field Work
Internship
MA/MS
MA/ MS Requirements 24 semester hours of courses, 1 modern language equivalent to at least 2 years of college credit, MA exam or thesis/ critical review essay option in consultation with advisor
PhD Field Areas
Anthropology
Archaeology
Cultural Anthropology
Medical Anthropology
Linguistic Anthropology
Phd
Phd Requirements 48 credit hours of course work plus 18 credit hours of “non-topical” or dissertation research. Students who enter with an MA degree will usually be able to transfer up to 24 credit hours of graduate course credit towards this total. PhD graduates must demonstrate either “Competence” in two languages other than English, or “Mastery” in one. We expect students to be doing dissertation research, usually away from the University, by the beginning of their fourth year. Although most of our students take courses full-time, we are willing to work with part-time students who wish to schedule a reduced load of course work. In order to earn the PhD degree, students must complete two Critical Reading Essays, successfully defend a dissertation proposal, and write and defend a dissertation based on original research.
Phd Specializations Archaeology, Linguistic Anthropology, Sociocultural Anthropology
Other Degree Field Areas
Global Culture and Commerce, Undergraduate Minor
Internship / Grants / Funding
Internships Available 1
Internship Required 0
Internship Info

Internships offering hands-on experience with anthropological data are offered for undergraduate course credit.

Grants Or Funding Ph.D. students receive Department fellowships of tuition plus $18,000 stipend for 5 years (usually including teaching assistantships), plus support for five summers, at $4,000.00 per summer. Other awards available through internal and external competitions.
Support Opportunities

Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Summer Research Awards; Buckner W. Clay Endowment for the Humanities Graduate Summer Research Grants; Graduate School of Arts and Sciences Foreign Study Fellowships; Jefferson Foundation Dissertation Write-Up Fellowships; Virginia and Dell Hymes Dissertation Write-up Fellowship in Linguistic Anthropology; Edith and Victor Turner Dissertation Write-Up Fellowship in Sociocultural Anthropology; James Deetz Dissertation Write-Up Fellowship in Archaeological Anthropology; Instructorships in Anthropology and other departments and programs

Program Details
Research Facilities

Archaeology laboratories; Anthropology Department Library; Virginia and Dell Hymes Linguistic Anthropology Library; Department Computer Facility; Carter G Woodson Institute for African American and African Studies; Alderman Library Electronic Text Center; Scholars' Lab for Digital Research and Scholarly Analysis; Robertson Media Center; Institute for Advanced Technology in the Humanities

Collections Arapesh Grammar and Digital Language Archive; Chaco Research Archive; Mopan Digital Language Archive; Flowerdew Hundred archaeological collection; Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection; Fralin Museum; Virginia archaeological collection
Certs Offered 0
Online Courses
Online Courses: 1
Online Course Info:

During spring 2020, all University of Virginia classes went online. Plans for 2020-21 are uncertain as I write this, but it appears likely that at least some courses will be offered online and that every effort will be made to accommodate students who cannot be present on our Grounds in Charlottesville.

Club / Honor Society
Anthropology Club: 1
Anthropology Club Info: Virginia Anthropology Society
Lambda Alpha Chapter: 0