The University of Massachusetts Amherst

Doctoral Program Requirements

  1. Candidates must complete a minimum of 10 credits of Anthropology 899 (dissertation credits).
  2. There are no specific course or credit requirements beyond what may be mandated by the student's guidance committee.
  3. There is no maximum on the cumulative number of dissertation credits that may be earned overall, although not more than 9 credits may be earned in any one semester.
  4. Must fulfill the residency requirement, a minimum of two consecutive semesters (fall/spring, spring/fall) in residence at the University. The student must spend some part of each week physically on campus and may not be employed on more than a one-half time basis.

See the Graduate Student Handbook for further details.