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Boston University

Department of Anthropology

Boston , MA

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Boston University

Overview

Boston University / Department of Anthropology is located in Boston, MA, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

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

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 1
Doctoral Degrees 4

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? No
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? No
Terminal master's degree available? Yes

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
1 Foreign Language
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Alternate accepted
Research paper
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

113
Applied
15
Accepted
10
Enrolled
13%

Applying

95
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline January 15th January 15th No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test
Master's Degree Requirements 3 letters of recommendation, transcripts, personal statement, writing sample (strongly encouraged), resume/CV (strongly encouraged)
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test
Doctoral Degree Requirements 3 letters of recommendation, transcripts, personal statement, writing sample, resume/CV

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550
TOEFL IBT score: 84

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Application deadlines for financial awards January 15
Types of financial support available Fellowships
Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Health Care Benefits
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

49
Total Graduate Students
34%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 2.04%
Black or African American 2.04%
White or Caucasian 42%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 6.12%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 4.08%
Unknown 8.16%

Gender

Male (30%)
Female (69%)

Location & Contact

Address One Silber Way
Boston, MA  02215
United States
Contact Nancy Smith-Hefner
Chair
Email: smhefner@bu.edu
Phone: 617-353-2198
Fax: 617-353-2610

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