The department has programs in social-cultural anthropology, Old and New World archaeology, and anthropological linguistics. There is no distinct MA program; students are admitted for graduate work toward the PhD only. Joint PhD programs with other departments (precedents exist for Linguistics; History; Art History; and South Asian, East Asian, and Slavic Languages and Literatures) may be created upon acceptance by both departments and by petition to the University in the second year of graduate studies or later.
Basic admissions package for all students admitted to the PhD program is full tuition plus stipend of $25,000 (2017-18 rates) tenable for 5 years based on excellent academic progress. Package also includes 4 summers of support at $3000 per year. Additional summer support for language study and/or exploratory field work available on a competitive basis from various University area and academic centers. Teaching opportunities and some dissertation write-up support for advanced students. Excellent track record of external support for student field work.
Center for Anthropological Computation with facilities for digital cartography, GIS, visualization, still image editing, video production and statistical analysis. Materials Analysis Lab featuring thin-sectioning equipment, stereographic and petrographic microscopes, computer-assisted microscopy facilities. Paleoecology Lab with facilities for pollen, sediment and macrobotanical analysis. Ethnoarchaeology and Material Culture Research Center featuring video equipment, slide and film archives.