General Description / Special Programs
Degrees offered in Anthropology BA (with sub-disciplinary concentrations), PhD (MA in Anthropology is awarded to students in the PhD program, but students are not admitted for the MA only)
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Degrees
Degrees Offered Anthropology PhD, MA, BA
Highest Degree Offered PhD
BA/BS Field Areas
Archaeology
Cultural Anthropology
Linguistic Anthropology
BA/BS Requirements
At least nine courses in anthropology are required. Of these nine courses, one should be on a particular world area, at least 5 of the courses counted toward the concentration must be offered at the 100 level or above.
MA/MS
MA/ MS Requirements Minimum of 8 units course work, and research paper
PhD Field Areas
Archaeology
Cultural Anthropology
Linguistic Anthropology
Phd
Phd Requirements 24 units course work, preliminary examination, fieldwork, dissertation
Internship / Grants / Funding
Internships Available 0
Internship Required 0
Support Opportunities University fellowships and teaching assistantships $23,000 plus tuition and health fees - full support the first 5 years and summer support for the first 4 years; proctorships; NICHD, development, and other special fellowships for anthropology, population, and development studies students, museum support and jobs.
Program Details
Research Facilities The Population Studies and Training Center, one of the major centers of population research and advanced training in the US, collaborates with the Department of Anthropology in offering a special doctoral program in anthropology and population. Foci include fertility, migration, marriage and household, mortality. For more details see www.pstc.brown.edu. The Watson Institute for International Studies, an interdisciplinary research center devoted to the study of global issues, offers special resources for the anthropological study of contemporary global politics, development, and security. See http://www.watsoninstitute.org. The Graduate Program in Development is an interdisciplinary training program for PhD students in the social sciences in which anthropology graduate students can participate. For additional details see: gpd.watsoninstitute.org/. The Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology holds major archaeological and ethnographic collections; offers internships for undergraduate and graduate students; and maintains an active annual schedule of events and education programs. See: www.brown.edu/Facilities/Haffenreffer/. The Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America facilitates research and teaching on race, ethnicity, and racism in social, cultural, historical, political, and economic contexts in the U.S. and transnationally. See www.brown.edu/Departments/Race_Ethnicity. The Pembroke Center for Teaching and Research on Women is dedicated to the study of gender and to developing insights from feminist theory. see: www.pembrokecenter.org. The Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World promotes the investigation and understanding of the archaeology and art of the ancient Mediterranean, Egypt, and Western Asia. The Institute is committed to encouraging interdisciplinary research and student training. For additional information see brown.edu/Departments/Joukowsky_Institute/.
Library Resources The John Carter Brown Library is an outstanding resource for ethnohistorical research on the colonial Americas.
Certs Offered 0
Contacts
  • Stephen Houston
    Primary Contact
    Dupee Professor of Sociology, Professor and Chair of Anthropology
  • Kevin Smith
    Primary Contact
    Adjunct Lecturer,Deputy Director and Chief Curator,Deputy Director and Chief Curator of Haffenreffer Museum
Online Courses
Online Courses: 0
Application Deadlines
December 15 for PhD application
Club / Honor Society
Anthropology Club: 1
Anthropology Club Info: DUG - Department Undergraduate Group in Anthropology
Anthropology Club Advisor: Andrew K Scherer
Lambda Alpha Chapter: 0