General Description / Special Programs

The master's and doctoral program in anthropology. Fieldwork for the thesis or dissertation is encouraged through competitively awarded assistance. Southeastern U.S., Maya and Andean archaeology, human skeletal biology, forensic anthropology, paleoanthropology, Latin American sociocultural ethnology, Mesoamerican linguistics, and AfroAmerican and Caribbean cultures constitute the primary topics of interest. The integration of cultural and spatial approaches characterizes the joint department.

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Degrees
Degrees Offered Anthropology PhD, MA, BA
Highest Degree Offered PhD
BA/BS Field Areas
Anthropology
Archaeology
Biological Anthropology
Cultural Anthropology
Linguistic Anthropology
BA/BS Requirements
120 hours total, minimum of 24 in anthropology. Intro to Physical Anthropology and Prehistory, and Intro to Cultural and Social Anthropology are required, as well as three of: Intro to Archaeology, Intro to World Ethnography, Intro to Anthropological Linguistics, and/or Biological Anthropology.
MA/MS Field Areas
Anthropology
Archaeology
Biological Anthropology
Cultural Anthropology
Linguistic Anthropology
MA/MS
MA/ MS Requirements 24 hours course work and 6 hours thesis research, Biological Anthropology, History of Anthropological Theory, Language and Culture, Method and Theory in Archaeology, thesis proposal and defense, thesis, oral defense
MA/MS Specializations Archaeology, biological, cultural, linguistics, forensic anthropology
PhD Field Areas
Anthropology
Archaeology
Biological Anthropology
Cultural Anthropology
Linguistic Anthropology
Phd
Phd Requirements : 30 hours course work, dissertation research, general exam, dissertation, oral defense
Phd Specializations Archaeology, biological, cultural, linguistics
Internship / Grants / Funding
Internships Available 0
Internship Required 0
Support Opportunities

Graduate: teaching and research assistantships: 10 in MA program, $12,750 AY; eight in PhD program, $15,050 AY (non-res fee waived; tuition waiver); summer fieldwork awards

Program Details
Research Facilities

Facilities include well-equipped labs in archaeology including 3D imaging and printing, biological anthropology and forensics, material culture and soil studies. Additional facilities include Computer-Aided Design and Geographic Information Science Labs and a Cartographic Information Center, which curates over 500,000 maps. The Museum of Natural Science contains extensive collections of archaeological artifacts. Computer labs are available for student use. Summer field school in archaeology.

Library Resources Middleton Library has over 3.2 million volumes, with principal anthropology journals.
Certs Offered 0
Contacts
Online Courses
Online Courses: 0
Club / Honor Society
Anthropology Club: 1
Anthropology Club Info: Geography and Anthropology Society, Geography and Anthropology Undergraduate Society, Lambda Alpha
Lambda Alpha Chapter: 1