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Wayne State University

Department of Anthropology

Detroit, MI

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Overview

Wayne State University / Department of Anthropology is located in Detroit, MI, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Social work
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Anthropology
Master of Arts (MA) Anthropology

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 9
Doctoral Degrees 3

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? No

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Thesis Required for some
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

30
Applied
10
Accepted
8
Enrolled
33%

Applying

50
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline January 10th January 10th No
Winter deadline October 1st October 1st No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Requirements Three letters of recommendation, completion of introduction to anthropology, letter of intent, writing sample, minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.2
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE
Doctoral Degree Requirements Bachelor's degree in anthropology or a related field, three letters of recommendation, completion of introduction to anthropology, letter of intent, writing sample, minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.2

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550
TOEFL IBT score: 79
IELTS: Recommended IELTS Paper score: 7
TWE: Required IELTS Paper score: 6

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Types of financial support available Fellowships
Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

56
Total Graduate Students
44%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
55%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 3.57%
Black or African American 7.14%
White or Caucasian 75%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian Not Reported
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races 5.36%
Unknown 3.57%

Gender

Male (26%)
Female (73%)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Anthropology of Detroit, archaeology, business and organizational anthropology, linguistic anthropology, cultural anthropology, medical anthropology, biological anthropology
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address 656 West Kirby Street
Detroit, MI  48202
United States
Contact Dr. Andrea Sankar
Professor and Chair
Email: asankar@wayne.edu
Phone: 313-577-6961

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