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Washington State University

Department of Anthropology

Pullman, WA

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Overview

Washington State University / Department of Anthropology is located in Pullman, WA, in a small setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Archaeology
Master of Arts (MA) Evolutionary anthropology
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Cultural anthropology
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Evolutionary anthropology
Master of Arts (MA) Archaeology

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 10
Doctoral Degrees 3

Earning Your Degree

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

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
1 Foreign Language
Comp Exam Required for some
Thesis Required
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required
Written and oral preliminary exam

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

85
Applied
34
Accepted
17
Enrolled
40%

Applying

75
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline January 10th January 10th Yes
Spring deadline July 1st July 1st No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test
Master's Degree Requirements Curriculum vitae, statement of intent, official transcripts, 3 letters of recommendation, one or two undergraduate papers (from BA/BS applicants), minimum GPA of 3.0
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test
Doctoral Degree Requirements Curriculum vitae, statement of intent, official transcripts, 3 letters of recommendation, one or two undergraduate papers (from BA/BS applicants), minimum GPA of 3.0

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550
IELTS: Required

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

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

Student Body

68
Total Graduate Students
13%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 5.88%
Black or African American 0%
White or Caucasian 67%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 2.94%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 2.94%
Unknown 7.35%

Gender

Male (45%)
Female (54%)

Faculty

21
Total faculty
Full-time - 20
Part-time - 1
Male (10)
Female (11)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Quantitative analysis of archaeological data, simulation of aspects of prehistoric behavior, subsistence strategies, language use, inequality and poverty, gender, pedagogy, Mexico/U.S. border region, childhood, infectious and parasitic diseases, the analysis of mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) and Y-chromosomal DNA
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
673,000

Location & Contact

Address Pullman, WA  99164
United States
Contact Dr. Andrew Duff
Chair
Email: duff@wsu.edu
Phone: 509-335-3441
Fax: 509-335-3999

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