In addition to the Faculty requirements, the Department requires:
Master of Arts
Candidates for the MA degree are normally required to complete a minimum of 12 units in Anthropology at the 600 level. At the discretion of the Graduate Studies Committee, students with deficient background may be required to take a total of 15 units of course work in Anthropology. The following courses are required of all master's students: Anthropology 603, 605, 611 or 613, 631 or 635.
Doctor of Philosophy
a) A specialization of either primatology, or social and cultural anthropology.
b) Anthropology 701, a reading course in the student's substantive area. Beyond that, the supervisory committee will individually tailor each student's course requirements to the student's particular needs.
c) For social and cultural anthropology, field work outside the student's broad cultural milieu for a minimum of one year. Students in primatology will be required to collect primary data via experimental and/or observational research on wild or captive primate populations for a period of not less than twelve months. The amount of time required for field work for students who started their field work between 2019 and 2021 may be revised with the approval of the students' supervisory committee.
d) Demonstrated proficiency in a language other than English. Normally, in the course of the doctoral program, competent faculty in other Departments will evaluate the student's linguistic competence, principally in reading and writing.