Anthropology

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Anthropology

Admits Fall term. Deadline for Fall applications is December 15 . GRE general required; 3 letters of recommendation required.
Please use the following information when completing the application.
Code: 00051; Academic Program: Anthropology; Ph.D.

Faculty

Chair: Professor Tom Fricke

Professors: Behar, Feeley-Harnik, Flannery, Fricke, Irvine, Keane, Mannheim, Marcus, Mitani, Mueggler, O'Shea, Owusu, Renne, Robertson, Shryock, Sinopoli, Speth, Strassmann, Whallon, Williams, Wolpoff, and Wright

Associate Professors: Askew, Kirsch, Lemon, MacLatchy, Meek, Partridge and Rubin

Assistant Professors: Beck, Beehner, Bigham, DeLeon, Fehervary, Hull, Lempert, Paley, and Roberts

Lecturers III/ IV: Frye, Chivens, Peters-Golden and Young

Professors Emeriti: Brace, Burling, Cohen, Coronil, Diamond, Ford, Frisancho, Hart,  Kelly, Kottak, Lockwood, Parsons, Trauttman and Yoffee

Postdoctoral Fellows: Bajracharya, Bernstein, and Brezine

Degree Programs

Interdepartmental Degree Program

Various faculty of the department participate in the following interdepartmental degree programs:

Anthropology and History
Social Work and Anthropology, Ph.D.
Program in Evolution and Human Behavior


Degree Programs of the Department

Master of Arts
Doctor of Philosophy
Certificate in Museum Studies

In addition to the specific requirements listed below, see the Master's Degrees and Doctoral Degrees sections of the Rackham Graduate School Academic Policies.


Master of Arts

Admission: The Department of Anthropology does not admit at the M.A. level – only Ph.D. The Anthropology Graduate Program is not considered to be a terminal master's program. Students are expected to continue through the Ph.D., though the M.A. may be earned while progressing through the program. 

Minimum Number of Credits Required: 36 graduate credit hours.

Specific Course Requirements: The 36 hours of graduate credit must include courses from the following list, with at least one course in each subfield:

Ethnology: Ethnology: 526, 527 (Archaeology and Biological Anthropology: one course required, Linguistic Anthropology and Sociocultural Anthropology: both courses required)

Archaeology: 581, 582 (Archaeology: both courses required, All other subfields: one course required

Biological Anthropology: 570 (Those in the subfield of Biological Anthropology are not required to take 570 and may instead substitute a different Biological Anthropology course for 570)

Linguistic Anthropology: 576, 577, 578(Linguistic Anthropology: 576 plus either 577 or 578, All other subfields: One course required)

Cognate: All students must have 4 graduate credit hours of cognate classes. See the Rackham Handbook for more information.

A minimum overall grade point average of B (3.0) is required for the master's degree.

Thesis or Research Essay: None.

Final Examination: None.


Doctor of Philosophy

Admission: The Department of Anthropology only admits at the Ph.D level. Applicants must have a Bachelor’s degree.

The application procedure includes submission of a statement of purpose and a specification of the sub-field, topical specialty, and geographic area in which the student will specialize. (Students specializing in Biological Anthropology may substitute another appropriate category for the geographic area.) Three letters of recommendation, GRE scores and academic transcripts must also be sent to the Department. Students whose native language is not English must submit scores on the Test Of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB). A writing sample is optional. Please see the Department website for complete information on required supplemental application materials.

Specific Course Requirements: Same as for the master's degree requirements.

In addition to course requirements, students must complete the following in order to advance to candidacy:

Preliminary Examination: Before qualifying for admission to candidacy for the doctor's degree, the student must pass a written preliminary qualifying examination in the student's declared sub-field, topical specialty, and geographic area. (In certain cases, with the approval of the student's committee, he or she may be permitted to write a preliminary research paper.) Students are expected to qualify within one year or, in any case, no later than upon completion of 24 hours of coursework, after admission to the doctoral program.

Foreign Language Requirement: Contact graduate program office.

Dissertation Prospectus:

Candidate Status: See the Doctoral Degrees section of the Rackham Graduate School Academic Policies for general regulations.

For information on the dissertation committee, final oral examination, and publication of dissertation, see the Rackham Graduate School Academic Policies.


Certificate in Museum Studies

The Certificate in Museum Studies is offered in conjunction with or after completion of the A.M. and is intended for students committed to museum careers. For admissions information and Certificate requirements see the Graduate Program in Museum Studies.

Contact

Anthropology
University of Michigan
101 West Hall
1085 S. University
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1107
Phone: (734) 764-7274
Fax: (734) 763-6077
E-mail: amael@umich.edu
Program Website: http://www.lsa.umich.edu/anthro/

Courses

The following courses constitute the range of approved offerings at the time of the assembly of the publication. For more detailed and current information write directly to the department.

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  Anthropological Archaeology (Subject Code: ANTHRARC)
  Anthropology, Biological (Subject Code: ANTHRBIO)
  Anthropology, Cultural (Subject Code: ANTHRCUL)


Anthropological Archaeology (Subject Code: ANTHRARC)
407.  Arch of South Asia.  Advisory pre-requisite: Junior standing.  (3 credits)

480.  Arch Pract Res Tech.  Advisory pre-requisite: Juniors and above or permission of instructor  (1 to 3 credits)

481/ACABS 446/REEES 446.  Arch of Eurasia.  Advisory pre-requisite: One of: ANTHRARC 380, 383, 384, 385, 407, 442, 480, 482, 483, 485, or 486; or ACABS 181, 281, or 413; or CLARCH 421, 435, 437, or 531.  (3 credits)

482.  Archaeology Topics.  Advisory pre-requisite: Junior standing  (3 credits)

483.  Near East Prehist.  Advisory pre-requisite: Junior standing.  (3 credits)

485/HISTART 485.  Archaeology Silk Roa.  Advisory pre-requisite: Upperclass standing, and HISTART 103 and 383.  (3 credits)

486/ACABS 488.  Arch Mesopotamia.  Advisory pre-requisite: Junior standing.  (3 credits)

487.  Arch Fieldschool.  (6 credits)

488.  Prehistory Mexico.  Advisory pre-requisite: ANTHRCUL 101, ANTHRARC 282, or junior standing.  (3 credits)

489.  Maya Archaeology.  (3 credits)

490.  Prehist North Amer.  Advisory pre-requisite: Sophomore & above/permission of instructor  (3 credits)

491.  Prehist Centr Andes.  Advisory pre-requisite: ANTHRCUL 101, ANTHRARC 282, or junior standing.  (3 credits)

492.  Prehist of Oceania.  Advisory pre-requisite: ANTHRCUL 101, ANTHRARC 282, or junior standing.  (3 credits)

493.  Environ Archaeology.  Advisory pre-requisite: Junior standing  (4 credits)

494.  Analyt Meth Archeol.  Advisory pre-requisite: One course in statistics and junior standing.  (3 credits)

495.  Pastoralism.  Advisory pre-requisite: ANTHRARC 282, ANTHRCUL 101, or permission of instructor.  (3 credits)

496.  Museum Tech.  Advisory pre-requisite: Junior standing  (1 to 3 credits)

497.  Museum Resear Tech.  Advisory pre-requisite: Junior standing  (1 to 3 credits)

581.  Archaeology I.  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing only  (3 credits)

582.  Archaeology II.  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing and permission of instructor.  (2 to 3 credits)

587/CLARCH 531/HISTART 531.  Aegean Art&Arch.  Advisory pre-requisite: CLARCH/HISTART 221 or 222 and Upperclass standing.  (3 credits)

593.  Archaeol Systematic.  Advisory pre-requisite: Senior concentrators and graduates  (3 credits)

680.  Old World Reg Arch.  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing and permission of instructor.  (3 credits)

681.  Material Cultural.  (3 credits)

683.  Topics Archaeology.  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing only  (3 credits)

687.  New World Reg Arch.  (3 credits)

689.  Mesoamer Writing.  Advisory pre-requisite: ANTHRCUL 488. Graduate standing.  (2 to 3 credits)

690.  Hunting in Hum Evol.  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing and permission of instructor.  (2 to 3 credits)

691.  Sett Sys Pre-Indust.  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing and permission of instructor.  (2 to 3 credits)

692.  Origin of State.  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing  (3 credits)

693.  Research Design.  Advisory pre-requisite: ANTHRARC 593.  (3 credits)

694.  Meth Archaeol Res.  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing and permission of instructor.  (4 credits)

958.  Anthro Research.  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing and 18 hours of Anthropology; permission of instructor.  (1 to 3 credits)

959.  Literature Survey.  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing and 18 hours of Anthropology; permission of instructor.  (1 to 3 credits)

990.  Diss-Precand.  Advisory pre-requisite: Advanced Doctoral student. Election for dissertation work by doctoral student not yet admitted as a Candidate.  (1 to 8 credits)

995.  Diss-Cand.  Required pre-requisite: Candidate  (4 or 8 credits)

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Anthropology, Biological (Subject Code: ANTHRBIO)
450.  Molecular Anthro.  Advisory pre-requisite: ANTHRBIO 161 and 363  (4 credits)

451.  Mol Anthro Lab.  Advisory pre-requisite: ANTHRBIO 450  (3 credits)

452.  Pop Gen & Anthro.  Advisory pre-requisite: One course in Anthropology or Biology.  (4 credits)

460.  Quan Field Methods.  Advisory pre-requisite: One course in introductory statistics is helpful, but not required.  (3 credits)

461.  Genet Human Evolutn.  Advisory pre-requisite: ANTHRBIO 161 and junior standing. Permission of instructor.  (2 to 3 credits)

465.  Primate Anatomy.  Advisory pre-requisite: ANTHRBIO 351, 365, 368 or 477  (3 credits)

467.  Human Behav Ecology.  Advisory pre-requisite: A strong background in the natural sciences is assumed, including any two of the following courses: ANTHRBIO 161, 368; BIOLOGY 162, 171, 172; MCDB 404; EEB 494.  (3 to 4 credits)

468/PSYCH 439/WOMENSTD 468.  Beh Bio Womn.  Advisory pre-requisite: ANTHRBIO 161, 361, 368, or PSYCH 335 or 338; and permission of instructor.  (4 credits)

469.  Topics Biol Anthro.  (2 to 4 credits)

472.  Human Nature.  Advisory pre-requisite: ANTHRBIO 467  (2 credits)

473.  Human Adaptation.  Advisory pre-requisite: Senior standing.  (4 credits)

474.  Hominid Origins.  Advisory pre-requisite: ANTHRBIO 365  (4 credits)

475.  Evolut Genus Homo.  Required pre-requisite: ANTHRBIO 351 or 365  (4 credits)

477.  Lab Human Osteology.  (2 to 4 credits)

478.  Primate Behav Ecol.  Advisory pre-requisite: ANTHRBIO 368  (3 credits)

560.  Hum Reproduct Ecol.  Advisory pre-requisite: ANTHRBIO 467 and a strong background in biology as well as evolutionary theory; Undergraduates with permission of instructor.  (3 credits)

561.  Issues in Bioanthro.  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing or consent of instructor  (2 to 4 credits)

563.  Hum Evol Genetics.  (2 to 3 credits)

569/PSYCH 539.  Grant-Writing.  (2 to 3 credits)

570.  Bioanthro Overview.  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing in Anthropology.  (3 credits)

661.  Topics Biol Anthr.  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing  (2 to 3 credits)

662.  Topic Human Variatn.  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing  (2 credits)

664.  Prob Nutrition.  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing and permission of instructor.  (2 to 3 credits)

665.  Topic Human Evolutn.  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing  (2 credits)

668/PSYCH 630.  Primatology.  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing  (2 to 3 credits)

670.  History Bio Anthro.  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing and permission of instructor.  (2 to 3 credits)

961.  Research Practicum.  Advisory pre-requisite: 18 hours or Graduate standing  (2 to 8 credits)

962.  Anthropological Res.  Advisory pre-requisite: 18 hours or Graduate standing  (1 to 3 credits)

963.  Survey Lit-Topics.  Advisory pre-requisite: 18 hours or Graduate standing  (1 to 3 credits)

990.  Diss-Precand.  Advisory pre-requisite: Election for dissertation work by doctoral student not yet admitted as a Candidate. Graduate standing.  (1 to 8 credits)

995.  Diss-Cand.  Required pre-requisite: Candidate  (4 or 8 credits)

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Anthropology, Cultural (Subject Code: ANTHRCUL)
402.  Chinese Soc&Cult.  Advisory pre-requisite: Junior standing.  (3 credits)

403.  Japanese Soc&Cult.  Advisory pre-requisite: JAPANESE 101/222/any JAPANESE course  (4 credits)

404.  Peop&Cults-Se Asia.  Advisory pre-requisite: ANTHRCUL 101 or 222.  (2 to 3 credits)

405.  Peop&Cult of India.  Advisory pre-requisite: ANTHRCUL 101 or 222.  (2 to 3 credits)

408/AAS 409.  Health&Envir-Africa.  Advisory pre-requisite: Junior or above.  (4 credits)

409.  Peop&Cult Ne&N Afr.  Advisory pre-requisite: Junior standing.  (2 to 3 credits)

411/AAS 422.  African Cultures.  Advisory pre-requisite: AAS 200 (CAAS 200); and junior standing  (2 to 3 credits)

412/AAS 415.  Afr Kingdom.  Advisory pre-requisite: ANTHRCUL 101 or 222.  (3 credits)

414/AAS 444.  Carib Cul I.  Advisory pre-requisite: Junior standing or above  (3 credits)

415.  Andean Civilization.  Advisory pre-requisite: Concentration in Anthropology  (2 to 3 credits)

416/HBEHED 516.  Global Health:Anthro.  (3 credits)

417.  Indians Mexico&Guat.  Advisory pre-requisite: ANTHRCUL 101, 222, or junior standing.  (2 to 3 credits)

423.  Anthro in Melanesia.  Advisory pre-requisite: ANTHRCUL 101 or 222.  (2 to 3 credits)

427/WOMENSTD 427/AAS 427.  Womn in Afr&Diaspora.  Advisory pre-requisite: One course in African Studies, Anthropology, or Women's Studies. AAS 111 (CAAS 111) or AAS 200 (CAAS 200) recommended.  (3 credits)

429.  TV Soc & Cult.  (3 credits)

436/WOMENSTD 436.  Hum Rights Gndr Cult.  Advisory pre-requisite: One course in WOMENSTD or ANTHRCUL  (3 credits)

437.  Anthro of Death.  (3 credits)

438.  Urban Anthropology.  Advisory pre-requisite: ANTHRCUL 222/327  (2 to 3 credits)

439.  Econ Anthro&Dvlpmnt.  Advisory pre-requisite: Junior standing or permission of instructor  (2 to 3 credits)

440.  Cultural Adaptation.  Advisory pre-requisite: Junior standing or above  (3 credits)

445.  Cul Anth Mini-Course.  Advisory pre-requisite: Junior Standing and above, or permission of instructor.  (1 to 2 credits)

446/WOMENSTD 446.  Sex and the City.  Advisory pre-requisite: At least one course in Anthropology, History, Women's Studies, Sociology, LGBTQ Studies, or Urban Studies/Urban Planning  (3 credits)

450.  Anthro of Insurgency.  (3 credits)

451/AAS 459.  Afr-Am Rel.  Advisory pre-requisite: One introductory course in the social sciences. AAS 201 recommended.  (3 credits)

453/AAS 454.  Afr-Am Cul.  Advisory pre-requisite: One introductory course in the social sciences. AAS 201 recommended.  (3 credits)

455/WOMENSTD 455.  Feminist Anthro.  Advisory pre-requisite: Junior standing  (3 credits)

458.  Anthropology Topics.  Advisory pre-requisite: Junior and above  (3 credits)

461/AMCULT 461/NATIVEAM 461/LING 461.  Lang, Cult in N Amer.  (3 credits)

462.  Africa Lang&Culture.  Advisory pre-requisite: Upperclass standing. Permission of instructor.  (3 credits)

464.  Lang/Culture S Asia.  Required pre-requisite: Junior or Above  (3 credits)

473/LING 473.  Ethnopoetics.  Advisory pre-requisite: Two courses in anthropology, linguistics, or literature or permission of instructor.  (2 to 3 credits)

474.  Language&Nationalism.  Advisory pre-requisite: Upperclass standing.  (3 credits)

475.  Ethnog of Writing.  Advisory pre-requisite: Junior standing.  (3 credits)

477/ASIAN 477.  Theory&Pract Transln.  Advisory pre-requisite: Translation course in any language.  (3 credits)

501/SOC 527/CCS 501/ASIAN 501/POLSCI 501/HISTORY 549.  China Social Science.  Advisory pre-requisite: Permission of instructor.  (3 credits)

502/HISTART 504/POLSCI 502/HISTORY 548/CCS 502/ASIAN 502.  China Humanistic St.  Advisory pre-requisite: Permission of instructor.  (3 credits)

503.  Non-West Colonials.  Advisory pre-requisite: 400-level course work in Anthropology, History, and/or permission of instructor. Foreign languages not necessary  (3 credits)

504.  Southeast Asia.  (3 credits)

505.  Anthro of South Asia.  (3 credits)

507/REEES 507.  E Eur&P-Sv Eth.  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing or permission of instructor.  (3 credits)

508/HISTORY 509.  Emp&Cult Brit India.  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing.  (3 credits)

519/GERMAN 517/LING 517.  Hist Ling.  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing, or permission of instructor.  (2 to 3 credits)

524.  Europe and Diaspora.  (3 credits)

526.  Traditn Ethnology I.  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing only  (4 credits)

527.  Traditn Ethnol II.  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing or permission of instructor  (4 credits)

530.  Oral Hist & Narr Exp.  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing.  (3 credits)

532.  Pol Prac Ethnog.  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate students, qualified seniors with permission of instructor.  (3 credits)

536.  Politics/Aesthetics.  (3 credits)

537.  The Modern Corporatn.  (3 credits)

538.  Materiality.  (3 credits)

539.  Consumption.  (3 credits)

540.  Methods in Ethnog.  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing  (3 credits)

541.  Environ Anthropology.  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing  (3 credits)

543.  Demog Approaches.  Advisory pre-requisite: Senior concentrators, Graduate standing, or permission of instructor.  (3 credits)

544/WOMENSTD 544.  Med,Sci&Citizenship.  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing.  (3 credits)

545/HISTART 545.  Image-Based Ethnogr.  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing.  (3 credits)

546/MUSICOL 547.  Int Ethnomus.  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing and permission of instructor.  (3 credits)

548.  Med Anth Theory&Prac.  (3 credits)

549.  Indigenous Pol Mvmt.  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing.  (3 credits)

550.  Anthro Mass/Pop Cult.  (3 credits)

553.  Blurred Genres.  Advisory pre-requisite: 400-level coursework in Anthropology, Graduate standing, and permission of instructor.  (3 credits)

554.  Media Anthro.  (3 credits)

556.  Anthro Profession.  (3 credits)

558.  Issues-Sociocul Anth.  Advisory pre-requisite: 400-level coursework in Anthropology; and graduate standing  (3 credits)

572/LING 542.  Int Sociol.  Advisory pre-requisite: LING 411 or graduate standing  (2 to 3 credits)

576.  Intro to Ling Anthro.  Advisory pre-requisite: Two courses in ANTHRCUL or LING  (3 credits)

577.  Lang Social Action.  Advisory pre-requisite: ANTHRCUL 576  (3 credits)

578.  Monograph Ling Anth.  Advisory pre-requisite: ANTHRCUL 576  (3 credits)

579.  Semiotic Anthro.  Advisory pre-requisite: 400-level course work in Anthropology and Graduate standing.  (3 credits)

611/AAS 616.  Cont Afr Soc.  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing and permission of instructor.  (2 to 3 credits)

612/AAS 615.  Prob Afr Eth.  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing and permission of instructor.  (2 to 3 credits)

614/AAS 642.  Carribean Soc.  Advisory pre-requisite: ANTHRCUL 414; Graduate standing. Permission of instructor.  (2 credits)

618/LACS 618/HISTORY 618.  Erly Ethn S Am.  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing.  (3 credits)

619/HISTORY 617/LACS 619.  Prosem Latcar.  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing.  (3 credits)

625.  Property.  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing and permission of instructor.  (3 credits)

628.  Bio-Art Intl.  (3 credits)

629.  Method-Sociocul Anth.  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing only  (1 to 3 credits)

632.  Compar Anly Kinship.  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing and permission of instructor.  (3 credits)

647/WOMENSTD 647.  Sexological Theory.  (3 credits)

648/HISTORY 648.  Sem-Anthro & Hist I.  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing  (3 credits)

652.  Ethnographic Writing.  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing.  (3 credits)

658.  Topics-Sociocul Anth.  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing and permission of instructor.  (2 to 3 credits)

666/HISTORY 607/SOC 666.  Prac&Soc Chg.  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing and permission of instructor.  (2 to 3 credits)

671.  Analytic Methods.  Advisory pre-requisite: ANTHRCUL 576 and Graduate standing. Permission of instructor.  (3 credits)

673.  Language Ideologies.  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing; previous background in Linguistic, Anthropology (such as ANTHRCUL 576 and preferably 577) or in Sociolinguistics; or permission of instructor  (3 credits)

674/ENGLISH 691/LING 691/COMM 691/EDUC 691/PSYCH 691/ROMLANG 691.  Literacy.  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing.  (3 credits)

675.  Topics Anthro Ling.  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing and permission of instructor  (3 credits)

676/LING 676.  Quechua Lang.  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing  (2 to 3 credits)

679.  Sentiment/Affect.  Advisory pre-requisite: ANTHRCUL 526 or 576 recommended  (3 credits)

725.  Prosem-Sociocul Anth.  (1 to 2 credits)

748/HISTORY 748.  Sem-Anth & Hist II.  (3 credits)

759.  Sociocul Workshop.  Required pre-requisite: Graduate  (1 credits)

760/PSYCH 689.  Culture&Cognition.  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate student in Anthropology or Psychology or permission of instructor.  (2 to 3 credits)

777.  Ling Anth Lab.  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing in Anthropology or a related discipline  (1 to 3 credits)

797.  Ethnography Lab.  (1 to 3 credits)

825/CHIN 825/POLSCI 825/HISTORY 825/ECON 825/SOC 825.  Chinese Hist.  Advisory pre-requisite: Knowledge of Chinese or Japanese.  (2 to 3 credits)

830/HISTORY 830.  Anthro/Hist Workshop.  (1 credits)

836/SW 871.  Anth&SW Seminar.  (3 credits)

957.  Research Practicum.  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing  (2 to 8 credits)

958.  Anthropological Res.  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing  (1 to 3 credits)

959.  Survey Literature.  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing  (1 to 3 credits)

990.  Diss-Precand.  Advisory pre-requisite: Advanced Doctoral student. Election for dissertation work by doctoral student not yet admitted as a Candidate.  (1 to 8 credits)

993.  G S I Training.  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing  (1 credits)

995.  Diss-Cand.  Required pre-requisite: Candidate  (4 or 8 credits)

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Program Statistics

Ph.D. Admissions
Fall 2013 5 year Average
Number of applications 208 235
Number of new doctoral students 12 13
Ph.D. Enrollment
Fall 2013 4 year Average
Total enrollment 107 114
Female 59% 59%
Male 41% 41%
International 10% 15%
U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident 90% 85%
Ph.D. Enrollment, U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident, by Race
Fall 2013 4 year Average
African American 1% 1%
Asian American 6% 6%
Hispanic (one or more races) 6% 8%
Native American 1% 1%
Pacific Islander 0% 0%
White 76% 76%
Two or more races (excludes Hispanic) 7% 6%
Not indicated 2% 2%
Ph.D. Degree
2013 5 year Average
Number of degrees awarded 16 16
Median years to Ph.D. 8.2 7.8
Percent of students who entered the doctoral program between 2000-01 and 2004-05 and completed the Ph.D. as of August 31, 2013 67%
Funding (external funding paid directly to Ph.D. students, without being disbursed by the University, is not included)
2013 4 year Average
Enrolled Ph.D. students with tuition AND stipend support 85% 80%
Enrolled Ph.D. students with tuition OR stipend support (in many cases, students competed successfully for external funding and did not need additional financial support) 14% 13%
Enrolled Ph.D. students who received no financial support (in many cases, students competed successfully for external funding and did not need additional financial support) 1% 7%
Ph.D. Placement Data
Position type first year after graduation, 2009 - 2013 cohorts Position type five years after graduation, 2005 - 2009 cohorts
Tenure-track faculty 15% 68%
Postdoctoral / Traineeship / Fellowship 33% 1%
Non-Tenure Track Faculty / University Researcher / University Administrator 19% 21%
Business / Industry 3% 4%
Other professional employment / Government / Non-Profit 4% 3%
Not employed 22% 0%
No data available 4% 3%
Total Ph.D.s awarded 78 71

These data will be updated annually in December.