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American University

Department of Anthropology

Washington, DC

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Overview

American University / Department of Anthropology is located in Washington, DC, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Anthropology
(Certificate) Anthropology
Master of Arts (MA) Public anthropology

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 17
Doctoral Degrees 6
Other Advanced Degrees 1

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

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Comp Exam Required
Thesis Alternate accepted
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

77
Applied
47
Accepted
21
Enrolled
61%

Applying

55
Application Fee - Domestic

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Requirements Sample of written work, personal statement, 2 letters of recommendation, transcripts, resume
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE
Doctoral Degree Requirements Sample of written work, personal statement, 3 letters of recommendation, resume, transcripts
Additional Entrance Requirements Statement of purpose, transcripts

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Types of financial support available Institutionally-sponsored Loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

75
Total Graduate Students
9%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 6.67%
Black or African American 9.33%
White or Caucasian 46%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 4%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 4%
Unknown 20%

Gender

Male (25%)
Female (74%)

Faculty

13
Total faculty
Full-time - 13
Part-time - 0
Male (6)
Female (7)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Poverty and race, lesbian and gay studies, class and culture, developing countries
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address Hamilton Room 100
4400 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC  20016-8003
United States
Contact Dr. Daniel Sayers
Department Chair
Email: sayers@american.edu
Phone: 202-885-1833
Fax: 202-885-1837

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