Anthropology PhD

College of Arts and Sciences

Program Description

The Department of Anthropology offers a broad range of graduate studies in the subfields of archaeology, cultural anthropology, medical anthropology and physical anthropology, designed to provide students with the critical skills necessary for successful professional careers as anthropologists. Subfield concentrations can be combined or complemented with work in other disciplines. From the first year, students combine required course offerings with research and coursework tailored to their needs and interests. Our facilities provide extensive laboratory, office, classroom and museum space. Learn how this degree will prepare you for employment.

Program Contact

Maria Portera
380 Millard Fillmore Acad. Ctr.
Buffalo, NY 14261
Phone: 716-645-6242
Fax: 716-645-3808

Instruction Method

  • In Person (100% of courses offered in person)

Full/Part Time Options

  • Full Time

Credits Required

  • 72 Hours


  • 5 Years

Application Fee

  • $75

Admission Tests**

  • GRE

This program is officially registered with the New York State Education Department (SED).

Online programs/courses may require students to come to campus on occasion. Time-to-degree and number of credit hours may vary based on full/part time status, degree, track and/or certification option chosen. Time-to-degree is based on calendar year(s). Contact the department for details.

** At least one of the admissions tests are required for admission. Test and score requirements/exceptions vary by program. Contact the department for details.