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2023-2024 Graduate & Professional Studies Catalog 
  Jul 15, 2024
2023-2024 Graduate & Professional Studies Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Department of Anthropology

The Department of Anthropology offers the degrees of Master of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy.

The department also offers several areas of concentration:

  • Linguistic Anthropology
  • Archeology
  • Cultural Anthropology
  • Medical Anthropology
  • Biological Anthropology

Students may combine work for the MA and PhD degrees, including a program in which the student earns an MPH (Master of Public Health in behavioral and community health science), as part of the PhD in anthropology. Students are encouraged to develop a regional specialization that can lead to a certificate in Latin American studies, Asian studies, West European studies, or Russian and Eastern European studies.

Contact Information

Department Chair: Nicole Constable
Main Office: 3302 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
Fax: 412-624-5133


Entrance into programs leading to the MA and PhD degrees in anthropology requires a baccalaureate degree in one of the arts or sciences from an accredited institution of higher learning. Qualified students from any discipline are considered for admission. Applicants whose first language is English are required to submit Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores. International applicants whose first language is not English are required to submit either the TOEFL administered by the Educational Testing Service or the IELTS administered by the University of Cambridge (taking the academic writing and reading modules). The department admits students only for the fall term. The deadline for applications is January 15. All applicants are automatically considered for financial aid.

Financial Assistance

Graduate student financial support awarded to graduate students by the Department of Anthropology includes fellowships, teaching assistantships, research assistantships, and Heinz/Mellon Fellowships in Latin American Archeology. The University Center for International Studies is another significant source of financial assistance.


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