Dear Prospective Student,
Thank you for your interest in our Ph.D. program.
Here is some information about the program. We admit 13-15 cultural anthropology students per year. Each is guaranteed some form of financial support. 9-10 will get full stipends in the amount of $25,000 per year for five years. Three of those five years include teaching. The others do not. Of these funded students, some are also eligible for Provost Enhancement Fellowships, which include a supplement to the stipend in the amount of $10,000+. The remaining 4 students get tuition scholarships, so they only have to pay for their own living expenses. Information about the different fellowships can be found here.
We also welcome students with outside funding packages, especially from their countries of origin, if they are international students. This happens frequently.
The admissions procedures can be found online here:
The whole application is important, but three parts are especially so. First is the admissions essay. We look closely at that. Second is your writing sample. Third, it is important to know whom you would be interested in working with. We ask you to list at least 4 faculty members who might be interested in your project. We ask this because we are, of course, very interested in admitting students who have a direct interest in working with our faculty.
Here is a link to our faculty webpage. It includes a short profile about each faculty member.
You might wish to use this as a starting point, if necessary, to identify faculty with whom you might wish to work.
Jeff Maskovsky, Ph.D.
Professor and Executive Officer (Chair)
Ph.D. Program in Anthropology
The CUNY Graduate Center, Rm. 6406.01
365 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10016-4309
If you are interested in one of the other subfields, contact the coordinator for the subfield:
Dr. Alexander Bauer – Archaelogy subfield coordinator (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Dr. Miki Makihara – Linguistics subfield coordinator (email@example.com)
Dr. Eric Delson – Physical subfield coordinator (firstname.lastname@example.org)