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Brandeis University

Department of Anthropology

Waltham, MA

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Brandeis University

Overview

Brandeis University / Department of Anthropology is located in Waltham, MA, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Arts (MA) Anthropology/women's, gender, and sexuality studies
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Sociocultural anthropology
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Mesoamerican archaeology
Master of Arts (MA) Mesoamerican archaeology
Master of Arts (MA) Sociocultural anthropology

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 11

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
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
Thesis Required
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

50
Applied
24
Accepted
8
Enrolled
48%

Applying

75
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline January 15th January 15th Yes

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test
Master's Degree Requirements Sample of written work, resume, letters of recommendation, transcript
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test
Doctoral Degree Requirements Sample of written work, resume, letters of recommendation, transcript

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards April 15
Types of financial support available Fellowships
Teaching Assistantships
Health Care Benefits
Scholarship and/or loans

Student Body

36
Total Graduate Students
16%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 2.78%
Black or African American 8.33%
White or Caucasian 55%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 0%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 5.56%
Unknown 11.11%

Gender

Male (33%)
Female (66%)

Faculty

13
Total faculty
Full-time - 9
Part-time - 4
Male (7)
Female (6)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Sociocultural anthropology, archaeology, gender and sexuality, linguistic anthropology, physical anthropology
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address 415 South Street
Waltham, MA  02454-9110
United States
Contact Dr. Sarah Lamb
Director of Graduate Studies
Email: lamb@brandeis.edu
Phone: 781-736-2210
Fax: 781-736-2232

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