Administrative Unit: Anthropology
College/School: College of Letters & Science
Admitting Plans: Ph.D.
Degrees Offered: M.A., M.S., Ph.D.
Minors and Certificates: Doctoral Minor

Graduate programs in the Department of Anthropology lead to the master of arts, master of science, and doctor of philosophy degrees with a major in anthropology. Concentrations within the major are available in archaeology, social and cultural anthropology, biological anthropology, or an intersectional degree track (see description below).

All programs assume that candidates have had general undergraduate training in the discipline equivalent to that required of an undergraduate major at UW–Madison. See Anthropology.

Intersectional Degree Track

Occasionally students have special interests that can be pursued only through a combined program involving two or more of the subdisciplines within the program. Examples might include paleoanthropology, ethnoarchaeology, or biocultural anthropology. The department thus offers an intersectional degree track as an option for these special cases. Interested students should write a carefully prepared statement of intent at the time of application to graduate school. This area of study may take longer to complete, and it is strongly suggested that students who are interested in an intersectional program begin in one of the three major sections prior to making this commitment. Admission to the intersectional program requires prior approval by faculty in each section, and students should contact appropriate faculty before writing their statement.

Faculty: See Anthropology.