The Department of Anthropology of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences has a PhD Program, in both social-cultural anthropology or archaeology, requires three years of coursework, 1-2 years of research, and 1-2 years of dissertation writing. Students are required to take a minimum of eight courses (not Independent Study classes) in the department for letter grades, including a two-semester core class during the first year. In addition, students commonly study outside the department, in a variety of specialized programs and institutes at Columbia. Many also take courses in the New York City Consortium (NYU, New School University, CUNY). The Department also has a terminal MA Program, which involves the equivalent of one full year of course work (30 credits) and may be pursued part or full-time. A concentration in archaeology is also available in the MA Program. Contact Ellen Marakowitz (firstname.lastname@example.org). A specialized MA Program in Museum Anthropology trains students to interpret ethnographic and archaeological collections for the general public; to work in registration or collection management; or to become scientific or research staff for a range of museum types. Contact Brian Boyd (email@example.com). The Department of Sociomedical Sciences housed in the School of Public Health offers a PhD with a concentration in medical anthropology. Contact: Jennifer Hirsch (firstname.lastname@example.org). The PhD Program in evolutionary primatology, formerly administered by the Department of Anthropology, is now housed in the Department of Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Biology (1200 Amsterdam Ave, Columbia U, New York, NY 10027). Teachers College offers PhDs in Anthropology and Education, and in Applied Anthropology Contact Hervé Varenne. (email@example.com).
Graduate: The Columbia University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences awards fellowships providing support and full tuition for five years to entering PhD students based upon maintaining academic progress. Funding for fieldwork typically is sought from outside sources. Summer funding is available for five years for preliminary research, language training, and dissertation writeup.
Research facilities include an archaeology laboratory; the Center for Studies in Ethnomusicology; the American Museum of Natural History, the Museum of the American Indian, and the university libraries. Columbia and the American Museum of Natural History have agreed to join their resources in teaching and research in anthropology. Museum curators teach seminars and lecture courses at Columbia, and advise graduate students. Columbia faculty and students, have access to the Museum's research facilities, library, archives laboratories and photograph and artifact collections. In addition, opportunities for graduate students to work in the field with Museum curators are available. This agreement substantially increases the intellectual community at Columbia in all anthropological subdisciplines, giving students a greater chance to exchange ideas and work with faculty, whose research spans four continents and many methodological approaches. See the entry of the American Museum of Natural History for information about curators and collections.