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Anthropology, Ph.D.

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University rank #85 (BCR) Tucson, AZ, United States
The School of Anthropology is also one of the few institutions to fully support the integrated subdiscipline approach to Anthropology, with research embracing Sociocultural Anthropology (including Applied Anthropology), Biological Anthropology, Archaeology, and Linguistic Anthropology. 
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What does it mean to be human? How did we get to be the way we are? What will become of humans in the future? Students and faculty in the School of Anthropology at The University of Arizona try to answer these questions—and many more—about our species.

The School of Anthropology enjoys a long tradition of academic excellence, and today is ranked one of the top five programs in the United States. Well respected by researchers throughout the world, it is home to a diverse community of anthropologists who study all aspects of human life, from our hominid origins millions of years ago to the vast diversity of populations living in the world today.

Our anthropologists ask questions about all components of the human experience, and seek to describe and interpret human behavior and culture, language, biology, and the environment at many levels of organization—from molecules to ecosystems.

Through the School, the University of Arizona provides meaningful opportunities to learn about what is human, how we evolved, and what lies in our future.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
  • Credits
    48 units alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Our graduate curriculum has been developed (and is continually revised and updated) with an eye toward providing students balanced, in-depth exposure to the full range of anthropological inquiry. As such, our learning strategies at the graduate level focus on creating competent, independent thinkers capable of advancing knowledge within the context of approaches that combine the best of traditional classroom and laboratory instruction with the deployment of cutting-edge pedagogical technologies and learning strategies including internships and practica.

English Language Requirements

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3.5

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3.5 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

  • This programme accepts GRE® scores. However, it does not provide a recommended score range.

    The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

General Requirements

  • GPA 3.5 (recommended)
  • GRE 90+% Verbal (recommended), we do sometimes accept lower percentages.
  • Writing Sample (required)
  • 2 letters of recommendation
  • On-line application (Graduate College)including statement of purpose
  • Required GRE Subject tests: GRE General . The GRE is required of students whose native language is English.  If English is not your native language, please take TOEFL.
  • Minimum TOEFL:  550 for paper-based exam or 79 for internet based exam.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1729 USD/module
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  • National

    812 USD/module
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Living costs for Tucson

  • 830 - 1140 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Merit based Financial aid. Competitive.

  • Tuition and Registration Scholarships
  • Graduate College Fellowships (one-year eligibility)
  • Haury Fellowships (competitive)
  • Lewis and Clark Fellowships

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