Northwestern's graduate program in Anthropology fosters the historic diversity of the discipline by building an intellectual dialogue between different humanistic and scientific approaches. Our research and graduate training program emphasizes the integration of the major anthropological subfields. We train graduate students to harness these strengths in basic research, in effective teaching, and in the application of anthropology both inside and outside of academia.
Faculty members have a broad range of interests, with particular strengths in:
- Political economy
- Gender/sexuality, race/ethnicity, social class
- Urban anthropology
- Africa, Latin America, North America, Middle East
- Prehistoric complex societies
- Historical archaeology
- Reproductive ecology
- Demography and fertility
- Quantitative analysis
- Human biology
- Medical anthropology
Learn more about our graduate program
- Program overview
Learn about the yearly progression, curriculum and requirements of our PhD program.
Find course requirements and descriptions as well as a current class schedule.
Interested in applying to our program? Read about the application procedure and admission qualifications.
- Fellowships and grants
Find guidelines and deadlines for various grants and fellowships.
- Current graduate students
Meet our active graduate students and most recent PhDs.
- Take a detailed look at the graduate program in the Department's Guide to Graduate Study