The PhD in Anthropology program empowers students to apply anthropological concepts to contemporary social problems. Through rigorous coursework and independent research, students hone their communication and academic expertise.
Doctoral students work in small cohorts under faculty mentors. They explore ethnographic questions and complete original research that integrates archaeology, gender studies, ethnography, international affairs, museum studies and more.
The PhD in Anthropology has no formal concentrations but is primarily focused on sociocultural anthropology. All students are strongly encouraged to complete an internship at one of Washington, D.C.’s many cultural institutions and museums.