The Anthropology program is offered by The New School.
Long committed to the interdisciplinary breadth necessary for innovative research, the department builds on its close relations with the entire faculty of The New School for Social Research and of the university as a whole.
As a leading department for graduate anthropology studies in the United States, we emphasize critical reflection at all levels of inquiry. We are a small, lively group of scholars and students who thrive in a dynamic intellectual environment that fosters inventive scholarship. Our work is characterized by carefully conducted ethnography, innovative research methodologies, and an awareness of the importance of history.
All students enter the Department of Anthropology through the MA program. After completing 30 credits and passing the master's examination, they are eligible to apply for admission to the doctoral program. Spaces in the doctoral program are limited; not all students who apply are accepted into the program.
Our graduate students have been accepted into anthropology PhD programs at the following universities: Boston University, Brown University, Columbia University, Cornell University, The CUNY Graduate Center, Duke University, Fordham University, Johns Hopkins University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Pennsylvania State University, Princeton University, Rice University, Stanford University, UC Davis, University of California Berkeley, University of California San Diego, University of California Irvine, University of Chicago, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, University of London, University of Michigan, University of Minnesota, University of Washington in St. Louis, UC Santa Cruz, and York University.
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