We expect to admit PhD students for the academic year. Applications will open on October 1st, , and applications will close on December 15th, To learn more about applying, please follow this link. The emphasis in the Graduate Program is on training candidates for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy. This degree certifies that, in addition to having a sound knowledge of anthropology as a whole, the holder has been trained to do independent research at a professional level of competence in at least one of the major subfields of Anthropology Anthropological Archeology, Biological [Physical] Anthropology, Cultural Anthropology, Linguistic Anthropology.
Senior Thesis Option
Guidelines for Writing Proposals, Anthropology - Wesleyan University
Note: Proposals for taking ANTH in spring semester will be approved only if the student has already begun working on their project with supervision of an advisor in or before the previous fall semester. The Anthropology Department encourages all majors to do anthropological research. You may participate in research through coursework and opportunities such as PURM, field and laboratory experiences, internships, and work-study. You may work on research projects directed by Anthropology Department faculty; Penn Museum curators, researchers, and staff; or advanced graduate students. We encourage you to explore research possibilities early on.
Examples List on Anthropology Research Proposal
The proposal should be around 2, words. It is beneficial if you have made contact with a member of the department who shares your research interests prior to the submission of your application. Make sure that your title goes beyond simply describing the subject matter — it should give an indication of your approach or key questions. Explain how you intend to fund your PhD years, whether private funding or scholarship.
Eligible students are also encouraged to apply for membership with Lambda Alpha, the National Collegiate Honors Society for Anthropology. University Honors is a vertical model curriculum that students pursue throughout their time at the university, as part of the residential Honors College program. Students must be admitted to the Honors College either as an incoming first year student or as an internal applicant generally during the freshman or sophomore year.