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The PhD Program in Anthropology at the University of Virginia prepares students for careers in teaching, research, and applied work in the fields of Socio-Cultural Anthropology, Archaeology, and Linguistic Anthropology. We are a small, selective program that admits about six students each year across the three sub-disciplines.
The atmosphere in the Department is known for its warmth, collegiality, and supportiveness. Classes in our program are small, and students work closely with faculty members as well as their peers. Regular workshops are held to prepare students for proposal and grant writing, teaching, professional presentations, and job searches. In addition, each of the sub-disciplines hosts a regular series of faculty-graduate student research workshops and the Speakers Series brings together the entire Department community for Friday afternoon lectures by University and visiting speakers.
All incoming students for the PhD are supported with a five-year funding package as well as additional grants for foreign language study, conference travel, and preparatory research during summers.
For more information on the program, explore the left-hand menu, or contact the Director of Graduate Admissions, George Mentore.