The graduate program in Anthropology consists of two degrees, the M.A. and the Ph.D. Successful completion of the M.A. from either another institution or OSU is required for admission to the Ph.D. program. Students admitted to either the M.A. or the Ph.D. programs are required to complete three theory core courses in Anthropology, including the core courses in cultural anthropology, archaeology, and physical anthropology. . Requirements for the Ph.D. follow a standard, but flexible, format of coursework and specific guidelines by subdiscipline, followed by the candidacy exam, and dissertation.
Follow the menu links to the right of this page to learn more about the application process. More detailed information about the Department of Anthropology graduate program and the application process is available in the Department Graduate Handbook.pdf (36 pgs).