University of Washington, Department of Anthropology
Box 353100 314 Denny Hall Seattle WA UNITED STATES
Phone+1 206.543.5240
General Description / Special Programs

The department recognizes three principal sub-fields of anthropology in which a PhD may be earned: archaeology, biological anthropology, and sociocultural anthropology. The MA degree may be earned while pursuing the doctoral degree. Each of the respective graduate programs requires the completion of the core requirements; archaeology and sociocultural anthropology requires a reading knowledge of one foreign language. The major areas emphasized in the faculty and curriculum are North America, Africa, and Asia. A formal concurrent MPH/PhD degree program with the departments of Epidemiology, Global Health, and Health Services is also available. The PhD programs require at least three years beyond the two-year master's level, including a year of field research and a year to organize field materials (archaeology and sociocultural anthropology) and write a doctoral dissertation.

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Degrees
Degrees Offered Anthropology PhD, MA, BA/BS major
Highest Degree Offered PhD
BA/BS Field Areas
Archaeology
Biological Anthropology
Cultural Anthropology
Medical Anthropology
BA/BS Requirements
BA (55 credits) with options in Medical Anthropology and Global Health, Human Evolutionary Biology, Anthropology of Globalization, Archaeological Sciences, Indigenous Archaeology; and a BS (75 credits) with options in Medical Anthropology and Global Health, Human Evolutionary Biology, Archaeological Sciences.
MA/MS Field Areas
Archaeology
Biological Anthropology
Cultural Anthropology
Medical Anthropology
PhD Field Areas
Archaeology
Biological Anthropology
Cultural Anthropology
Medical Anthropology
Phd
Phd Requirements 90 credits: Core courses, comprehensive exam, research paper, foreign language (sociocultural and archaeology only), student teaching, general exam, dissertation colloquium, field research, final exam (dissertation defense)
Other Degree Field Areas
Joint MPH/PhD, Medical Anthropology and Global Health
Internship / Grants / Funding
Internships Available 0
Internship Required 0
Support Opportunities

Graduate: Limited financial aid is available in the form of teaching and research assistantships. Small monetary fellowships for entering/continuing students are available.

Program Details
Research Facilities

Thomas Burke Memorial Museum, Digital Archaeology Research Lab (DigAR), Luminescence Dating Lab, Biological Anthropology and Biodemography Lab for Studies in Demography and Ecology, Primate Evolutionary Biomechanics Lab, Center for Statistics and the Social Sciences, Quaternary Research Center

Certs Offered 0
Contacts
Online Courses
Online Courses: 0
Club / Honor Society
Anthropology Club: 1
Lambda Alpha Chapter: 0