Browsing All posts tagged under »PhD«

How Many People Have US Anthropology Degrees? – The number might surprise you, or not.

July 17, 2014


We have just passed an important milestone in the life of an Anthropologist, graduation season. Starting in May and running through June universities in America will harvest a new crop of Anthropology graduates (Archaeology is a part of Anthropology in the US). Some of these new graduates will be apprehensive about getting a job, some […]

How Many People in the US Have Archaeology Degrees? Significantly more than a bakers dozen

July 11, 2014


‘How many people have got an archaeology degree in the US?’ People ask this question for a variety of reasons, like knowing how many people you have to compete with to get a job, how many people might be very interested in Archaeology, or they are practicing for a quiz style game-show like  Jeopardy, Who […]

How Long Does it Take to Get a Anthropology or Archaeology PhD in the US?

October 7, 2011


Each year in the United States hundreds, actually around a 1000, people decide to undertake a PhD in all the sub-fields of Anthropology i.e. archaeology, cultural anthropology, biological anthropology, etc. Maybe you are considering undertaking such a PhD. What sort of time commitment are you looking at? The median time from start of a PhD […]

Funding Stats for Anthropology (Archaeology) PhDs- How many get funded

October 6, 2011


Thinking about getting a Anthropology (Archaeology) PhD in the United States? Wondering how you are going to pay for it? I can’t answer that for you but here is a break down of how other PhD students funded their studies

When it Rains, it Pours PhDs

September 14, 2011


First look at this figure- Since 1988, over 1,735+ people have graduated with a UK PhD in archaeology.

The Job Market is Saturated with PhDs

September 5, 2011


“The job market is saturated with PhDs” I hear this phrase all of the time in archaeology. It would explain why there are 100-200 applicants for every tenure track position in archaeology. It may be true but I like hard numbers and would like to know what exactly a “saturated market” really looks like.

The solution to the PhD problem.

August 30, 2011


The average PhD has gone from 1 year to complete and 6 pages to about 9 years for a PhD in archaeology (US and Canada) (actually 8 but it has increased by one year every decade and it has been a decade since then so assumed 9 years) from the completion of a BA. This […]