Doctor of Philosophy - Anthropology
Required Credits: 60 (30 + 30 from M.A.)
Required Cumulative GPA: 3.0
- The PhD in Anthropology with General Option requires 60 credits total beyond the bachelor’s degree, completion of the coursework for one of the UM Anthropology MA Options or an equivalent 30+ credit master’s degree from another institution, completion of courses in specific areas of the curriculum, a comprehensive examination consisting of a defense of the student’s research proposal, a dissertation on a topic of relevance to Anthropology, and a defense of the dissertation.
- Please refer to the Graduate Student Manual for specific curriculum that is required of the General Option Ph.D.
The General Option requires coursework, a reviewed portfolio, a comprehensive examination, and a defended dissertation. The faculty expects completion of the Ph.D. within three years of earning the master’s degree. All students entering the Ph.D. program must have the equivalent of an M.A. degree before they can proceed to Ph.D. status. For students accepted into the program with only an undergraduate degree, they must complete the requirements of an M.A. degree prior to moving into the Ph.D. program. Students initially accepted into the M.A. program can continue into the Ph.D. program, but they must complete the M.A. degree prior to continuing; those students must also apply for the Ph.D. program during the regular application cycle (even though they are extant M.A. students).
Coursework for the Ph.D. General Option requires 30 credits beyond those required for the master’s degree, for a total of 60 credits. At least 20 of these credits must be in ANTY or LING. A maximum of 10 credits in research courses may be applied to these 30 credits. No more than 9 credits total in any combination of Independent Studies and Internship courses may be applied to these 30 credits.
|ANTY 593||Professional Project||1-10|
|ANTY 697||Advanced Research||1-6|
The curriculum for the 60 credits required for the General Ph.D. Option focuses on a solid grounding in anthropological theory and methods. All students must take (or have taken) ANTY 500 and ANTY 601. In addition, at least one course must be taken from each of the two areas below. Reasonable substitutions of courses, including courses from other departments and institutions, may be approved by the student’s committee.
|ANTY 510||Seminar on Human Variation & Evolution||3|
|ANTY 513||Seminar in Bioarcheaology & Skeletal Biology||3|
|ANTY 515||Theory & Methods in Bioanthropology||3|
|ANTY 520||Seminar in Contemporary Ethnography||3|
|ANTY 550||Seminar in Archaeology||3|
|ANTY 551||Seminar Historical Archaeology||3|
|ANTY 553||Evolutionary Archaeology||3|
|ANTY 600||Issues in Cultural Heritage||3|
|LING 570||Seminar in Linguistics||3|
|LING 573||Language and Culture||3|
Methods for Collecting, Generating and Analyzing Anthropological Data
|ANTY 401||Anthropological Data Analysis||3|
|ANTY 413||Forensic and Mortuary Archaeology||3|
|ANTY 431||Ethnographic Field Methods||3|
|ANTY 451||Cultural Resource Management||3|
|ANTY 452||GIS in Archaeology||3|
|ANTY 454||Lithic Technology||3|
|ANTY 455||Artifact Analysis||3|
|ANTY 466||Archaeological Survey||1-12|
|ANTY 467||Archaeological Field School||3-12|
|ANTY 476||Methods for Native Languages||3|
|ANTY 495||Field Experience/Practicum||1-12|
|ANTY 508||Applied Anthropological Statistics||3|
|ANTY 512||Advanced Forensic Anthropology||3|
|ANTY 602||Cultural Heritage Policy & Practice||3|
|LING 571||Phonetics and Phonology||3|
|LING 574||Historical Linguistics||3|
|LING 575||Linguistic Field Methods||3|
|LING 584||NA Indigenous Language and Linguistics||3|