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About Anthropology Graduate Program

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Students meet for their course section outdoors on a nice day.

Graduate training in Anthropology at Stanford is designed for students who seek the Doctoral of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree, and for students who seek the Masters of Arts (M.A.) degree, only.

Graduate Learning Outcomes

The purpose of the Master of Arts degree program is to further develop knowledge and skills in Anthropology and to prepare students for a professional career or doctoral studies. This is achieved through completion of courses in the primary field, as well as related areas, and through experience with independent work, area specialization and field research.

The Ph.D. is conferred upon candidates who have demonstrated substantial scholarship and the ability to conduct independent research and analysis in Anthropology. Through completion of advanced course work and rigorous skills training, the Doctoral degree program prepares students to make original contributions to the knowledge of Anthropology and to interpret and present the results of such research.

  1. Archaeology;
  2. Culture and Society

Download the Department of Anthropology Graduate Program Flyer and the Department of Anthropology Graduate Handbook for information concerning the Anthropology Graduate degree programs. These references can be found on theĀ  Graduate Forms and References page.

For more detailed description of the Anthropology Master of Arts Program, see Department of Anthropology About the Master of Arts Program and the Stanford University Bulletin Explore Degrees .

For more detailed description of the Anthropology Doctor of Philosophy Program, see Department of Anthropology About the Doctor of Philosophy Program and the Stanford University Bulletin Explore Degrees.