About the Doctor of Philosophy Program


 

General Information

The Ph.D. program allows the student to develop a flexible program reflecting special research interests, under the supervision of a faculty committee chosen by the student. Students are encouraged to plan for completion of all work for the Ph.D. in five years.

Ph.D. students in Anthropology must complete a minimum of 135 quarter units with a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 (B). The maximum allowable number of transfer units is 45.

 

Tracks within the Ph.D. Program

Students may pursue three different tracks in the Anthropology Ph.D. degree program. The tracks are not declarable in AXESS; they do not appear on the transcript or the diploma. The three tracks are:

 

Ph.D. Minor Program

To request the Ph.D. Minor a prospective Minor should do take the following steps in the order detailed below. Identify a Minor advisor from the Department of Anthropology (Minor department) tenured or tenure-track faculty. Confirm a timeline for the Minor degree requirements (below); and, for the Minor advisor participation in both the Oral examination and Dissertation Reading committees. Submit the Application for Ph.D. Minor to the Department for Anthropology (Minor department) for signature to initiate a request for the Minor. Once signed, submit the application to the doctoral degree program Home department for signature and processing. The Application for Candidacy for Doctoral Degree should be submitted to the Home department at the time one hands in the Minor application, as well. Please copy the Minor department on the approved Candidacy form. Finally, submit a helpsu to the University registrar for confirmation of the Ph.D. Minor to the student record.

The requirements for a Ph.D. Minor in the Department of Anthropology include the milestones and course/unit requirements listed below. A Ph.D. Minor in the department of Anthropology must complete a minimum of 30 units of ANTHRO subject code courses at the 300 level, each course should be completed with a minimum (GPA) of 3.0 (B). The Minor must enlist an ANTHRO faculty member who will provide written consent to serve as the adviser for the Ph.D. Minor as well as to serve on the student's Oral examination and Dissertation Reading committees. With the ANTHRO faculty adviser, the Ph.D. Minor determines a coherent plan of study and submits the Plan of Study Form with the Application for Ph.D. Minor to the Student Services Officer in the Department of Anthropology to initiate a request for the Minor. The Minor must pass, with a minimum grade of 'B+', three ANTHRO theory courses, and one ANTHRO course in a geographical or theoretical area. The completion of the course of study for the Ph.D. Minor must be confirmed before submitting the Request for Terminal Graduate Registration to the doctoral degree program home department.