PhD Requirements

Course of Study

Minimum degree requirement is 54 graduate credits beyond the bachelor’s degree, at least 27 of which must be earned in residence at UWM. A student lacking any of the courses (or equivalents taken elsewhere) required to attain a Master’s degree in his/her major area of concentration must complete these courses as part of his/her PhD work.

Major Professor as Advisor

The student must have a major professor to advise and supervise the student’s studies as specified in Graduate School regulations. A student selects an advisor, in consultation with the Director of Graduate Studies, by the end of the first semester of the program.

Credits and Courses

Minimum degree requirement is 54 graduate credits beyond the bachelor’s degree, at least 27 of which must be earned in residence at UWM. A student lacking any of the courses (or equivalents taken elsewhere) required to attain a Master’s degree in his/her major area of concentration must complete these courses as part of his/her PhD work.

Core
ANTHRO 801A Survey of Physical Anthropology3
ANTHRO 802Perspectives on Prehistory3
ANTHRO 803Survey of Cultural Anthropology3
Methods
Select one of the following:3
ANTHRO 380
Anthropological Applications of GIS
ANTHRO 501
Archaeology of Death
ANTHRO 525
Zooarchaeology: Analysis of Faunal Remains
ANTHRO 535
Analysis of Archaeological Ceramics
ANTHRO 562
Techniques and Problems in Archaeology
ANTHRO 566
Archaeological Analysis and Report Preparation:
ANTHRO 567
Archaeological Field School
ANTHRO 560
Introduction to Research Methods in Anthropology
ANTHRO 561
Techniques and Problems in Ethnography
ANTHRO 568
Introduction to Anthropological Statistics
ANTHRO 768
Topics in Advanced Research Design in Anthropology
Other courses with the approval of the advisor and Director of Graduate Studies
Advanced Seminar
Select one of the following:3
ANTHRO 940
Seminar in Problems in Cultural Anthropology:
ANTHRO 942
Seminar in Prehistory and Archaeology:
Other courses with the approval of the advisor and Director of Graduate Studies
Foreign Language/Specialization
A foreign language or specialized scholarly skill
Total Credits15

Foreign Language or Specialized Scholarly Skill

The candidate may satisfy this requirement by demonstrating one of the following:

  • Proficiency in a foreign language useful in the student’s career.
  • Proficiency in mathematical, statistical, or computer skills.
  • Proficiency in other skills that meet departmental approval.

Graduate Grievance Procedures

Federal law and UWM policy require programs and departments to have procedures for graduate students to appeal academic decisions such as grades or scholastic standing. These procedures ensure the protection of students’ rights. These pages serve as a reference on procedures for graduate student academic appeals.