Department of Anthropology College of Arts and Sciences American University

Department of Anthropology College of Arts and Sciences American University

Washington, DC
location
Private
type
Suburban
setting
71%
29%
student ratio
76
total students
Not Reported
average amount to complete degree
February 1
fall application deadline
58%
acceptance rate
3 Degrees Offered
degrees offered

Degrees & Award

  • Degrees Offered
    • Major Degree Levels Offered
    • Anthropology Certificate
      Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
      Master of Arts (MA)
  • Degrees Awarded
    • Master's Degrees 12
    • Doctoral Degrees 7
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported
    • * Shows the number of degrees awarded for the last academic year that data was reported.
  • Earning Your Degree
    • Part-time study available? Yes
    • Evening/weekend programs available? Yes
    • Distance learning programs available? No
    • Terminal master's degree available? Yes
  • Degree Requirements
    • Master's Degrees
    • Doctoral Degrees
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported

Admissions

58% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied 67
    • Accepted 39
    • Acceptance Rate 58
    • Enrolled 19
  • Applying
    • Application Fee - Domestic $55
    • Application Fee - International $55
    • Electronic applications accepted? No
    • Applications processed on a rolling basis? Not Reported
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Domestic International Priority Date
    • Fall deadline February 1st Not Reported Yes
    • Winter deadline Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported
    • Spring deadline November 1st Not Reported Not Reported
  • Entrance Requirements
    • Master's DegreesGRE, sample of written work, personal statement, two letters of recommendation, and transcripts, resume
    • Doctoral's DegreesGRE, sample of written work, personal statement, three letters of recommendation, resume, and transcripts,
    • First-Professional's DegreesNot Reported
    • Other Advanced Degreesstatement of purpose, transcripts
    • International DegreesTOEFL required, TOEFL iBT, IELTS required, IELTS paper based

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition & Fees *
    • Tuition & FeesNot Reported
    • *Average dollar amount (tuition & fees) required to complete the degree
  • Financial Support
    • Financial award applicants must submitNot Reported
    • Application deadlines for financial awardsJanuary 15
    • Types of financial support availableInstitutionally-sponsored Loans, Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Graduate Students76
    • Female Percentage71%
    • Male Percentage29%
  • Participation
    • Total Graduate Students76
    • Part-time Percentage20%
    • Full-time Percentage80%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic / Latino9%
    • Black / African American15%
    • White / Caucasian42%
    • American Indian / Alaskan Native0%
    • Asian3%
    • Native Hawaiian / Other Pacific Islander0%
    • Two or more races3%
    • Unknown28%

Faculty

  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty18
    • Full-time Percentage67%
    • Part-time Percentage33%
    • Female Percentage56%
    • Male Percentage44%

Research

  • Existing Research
    • Focus of faculty researchPoverty and race, lesbian and gay studies, class and culture, developing countries
    • Externally sponsored research expenditures last yearNot Reported

Location & Contact

Department of Anthropology

College of Arts and Sciences
American University

Hamilton Room 100 4400 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20016-8003
United States

Dr. Chapurukha Kusimba

Department Chair

Phone: 202-885-6378
Fax: 202-885-1837
Email: kusimba@american.edu

Kathleen Clowery

Associate Director, Graduate Admissions

Phone: 202-885-3621
Fax: 202-885-2429
Email: clowery@american.edu


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