Each subfield in the department has its own set of requirements for doctoral students. Click the link below to access the complete requirements for your subfield. For information on the more general doctoral degree requirements from the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences, click here.
The Graduate School of Arts & Sciences offers meeting space and other resources to graduate and professional students at the Liberman Graduate Center.
The Graduate School maintains a complete database of GSAS forms related to graduate studies at Washington University, including registration, degree procedure and examination, and payroll forms.
For information on graduate student policies and links to the Doctoral Dissertation Guide and GSAS Bulletin and Handbook, please visit the GSAS Policies & Guides page.
Graduate Grants and Fellowships
Two searchable databases of external funding opportunities for graduate research and dissertation writing are available to current students through the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences. Grant Forward includes about 14,000 searchable grant opportunities. Pivot is a larger database that also includes many grant opportunities that may only apply to faculty. Sign up for access using your Washington University email address.
The Wenner-Gren Foundation maintains a useful list of funding resources beyond its own research and writing fellowships.
Current and former graduate students in the Washington University Department of Anthropology have also compiled a helpful database of grants available for anthropological research and writing. Create your username and password for the database; access will only be granted to current graduate students.
Graduate students at Washington University participate in reading groups and workshops across the university related to their research and interests. The Department of Anthropology houses a number of workshops that meet regularly throughout the academic year. These workshops frequently host presenters from other universities and feature the most advanced research and ideas that the discipline has to offer. Workshops are an important part of building intellectual community and fostering mentoring relationships among faculty and graduate students.
BioAnth Journal Club
Graduate students meet regularly to share dissertation chapters, article drafts, and conference papers. Please contact John Bowen to get involved.
WUSTL GIS Users Group
If you use Geographic Information Systems in your research or would like to find out more about the possibilities that GIS offers, this is the group for you. Send an email to the organizers for more information.
Ethnographic Theory Workshop
Faculty and graduate students meet to discuss current work. For the current semester's schedule, click here.
Muslims in Europe Lab
Students develop individual and collaborative projects around shared interests in Muslims in Europe today. Please contact John Bowen for more information.
Latin America Reading Group
Please contact Bret Gustafson for more information on this workshop series featuring the latest anthropological research and writing on Latin America.