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2023-2024 Graduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog

Anthropology PhD

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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.


Required Core (18 credits)

6 formal Courses with at least one course in the each sub-discipline. Select one from the following based on your discipline:

Other requirements based on Concentration


Biological/Physical Anthropology


Total Credit Hours: 72

3.0 Degree GPA required

Instruction Method

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

Full/Part Time Options

  • Full Time

Credits Required

  • 72 Hours


  • 5 Years

Application Fee

  • $75

Program Contact

Maria Portera
380 Academic Center
Buffalo, NY 14261
Phone: 716-645-6242
Fax: 716-645-3808

SED Statement

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.

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