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Boston University

Department of Anthropology

Boston, MA

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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 0
Doctoral Degrees 6
Other Advanced Degrees 0

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 1 Foreign Language
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Alternate accepted
Research paper
Doctoral Degrees Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

104
Applied
16
Accepted
8
Enrolled
15%

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 Requirements 3 letters of recommendation, transcripts, personal statement
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
Federal Work-Study
Financial support for part-time students

Student Body

53
Total Graduate Students
37%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 1.89%
Black or African American 0%
White or Caucasian 45%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 5.66%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 5.66%
Unknown 3.77%

Gender

Male (32%)
Female (67%)

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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