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Biomedical Sciences - Biological Anthropology - Ph.D. PDFDownload to print

College of Arts and Sciences

School of Biomedical Sciences

Tel: 330-672-2263


The Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences–Biological Anthropology prepares graduates to teach both human anatomy and other cognate fields in demand at most medical schools (neuroanatomy, cell biology, physiology) and, thereby, normally face attractive post-graduate training and teaching options. Many graduates also use their training and teaching experience to enter regular anthropology or corporate research positions.

Admission Requirements

Official transcript(s); M.A. or M.S. in Anthropology or Biological Sciences; GRE; goal statement; three letters of recommendation; and courses in statistics and computer science. A student with an outstanding academic record may receive a waiver of the master’s degree requirement upon completion of 20 hours of graduate work and be admitted directly to doctoral work.

For more information about graduate admissions, please visit the Graduate Studies website.

Graduation Requirements

Minimum 65 total credit hours.

Program Learning Outcomes

Graduates of this program will be able to:

  1. Publish their research in peer-reviewed journals.
  2. Demonstrate the ability to teach undergraduate students. 
  3. Seek employment after graduation in fields that reflect their area of training.