Ph.D. On Campus


The Ohio State University

48 months
40507 USD/year
37140 USD/year
12425 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Anthropology Department at the The Ohio State University offers both the MA and PhD degrees. The department includes 19 faculty with active research programs in archaeology, biological and cultural anthropology.  


The goal of our graduate Anthropology program at the The Ohio State University is to train leaders in the field. To achieve this goal, our program emphasizes rigorous training in theory and its application, as well as the development of skills in state of the art methodologies required to advance knowledge in the discipline. 

Key facts:

  • We offer a strong mentoring environment which includes opportunities for students to work directly with our faculty at established field sites across the globe. The high level of training and strong mentorship has resulted in an excellent placement rate with 78% of our PhD graduates securing positions at academic institutions.
  • The department has excellent laboratory facilities where hands-on training in archaeology, zooarchaeology, bioarchaeology, skeletal biology (human and primate), human biology, paleoethnobotany, archaeological isotope analysis, GIS and ethnographic methods are offered. In addition, most of our faculty members engage in interdisciplinary projects and we encourage our students to take advantage of the top-notch research and training opportunities available across campus. 

Programme Structure

Central themes that guide faculty research include:

  • human migration and mobility
  • life history theory
  • the application of biocultural and evolutionary perspectives for understanding human and primate health and diet
  • use of political ecology and complex systems analysis to explore human-environment interactions

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

Submit documentation that demonstrates fulfillment of the following:

  • A baccalaureate or professional degree (or equivalent foreign credential)
  • A minimum of a 3.0 cumulative GPA (on a 4.0 scale)
  • Prerequisite training that will enable you to pursue your program
  • Standardized test score (GRE or GMAT)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    40507 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 40507 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    37140 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 37140 USD per year during 48 months.
  • In-State

    12425 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12425 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Columbus

940 - 1520 USD /month
Living costs

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Graduate and professional students at Ohio State have a variety of funding options available to them, including associateships and other employment, fellowships, loans and scholarships. 

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