Browsing All posts tagged under »PhD«

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

July 17, 2014

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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

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‘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

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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

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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

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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

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“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

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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 […]