University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Department of Anthropology
Machmer Hall 240 Hicks Way Amherst MA UNITED STATES
Phone+1 413.545.2221
Email bmorrison@umass.edu
General Description / Special Programs

Community Archaeology Laboratory; Violence and Conflict Laboratory, Comparative Primatology Laboratory; Forensics Fieldschool; University Alliance for Community Transformation (UACT) and a variety of summer internships. In coordination with Amherst, Hampshire, Mt Holyoke and Smith Colleges we collaborate in the Five College Culture, Health, and Science Program, which provides an integrated undergraduate curriculum in medical anthropology. Students may take courses at Amherst, Hampshire, Mt Holyoke and Smith Colleges at no extra charge.

Read More Read Less
Degrees
Degrees Offered Anthropology PhD, MA, BA major
Highest Degree Offered PhD
BA/BS Field Areas
Anthropology
Archaeology
Biological Anthropology
Forensic Anthropology
Cultural Anthropology
Medical Anthropology
Linguistic Anthropology
BA/BS Requirements
42 credits of course work. All majors must take 4 courses in a concentration (cultural anthropology, medical and global health, evolutionary anthropology, or archaeology and cultural heritage) and must complete requirements in junior year writing, research methods, 9 credits of intercultural/international coursework, and an integrative experience class.
MA/MS Field Areas
Anthropology
Archaeology
Biological Anthropology
Forensic Anthropology
Cultural Anthropology
Medical Anthropology
Linguistic Anthropology
Experience Offered
Conferences
Fellowships/Grants
Field Work
Internship
MA/MS
MA/ MS Requirements 30 units course work, thesis, if recommended by student's advisory committee, oral evaluation by advisory committee
PhD Field Areas
Anthropology
Archaeology
Biological Anthropology
Forensic Anthropology
Cultural Anthropology
Medical Anthropology
Linguistic Anthropology
Phd
Phd Requirements 10 units of dissertation credit, 1 year in residence, development of three statement of fields, languages/statistics/other skills determined by committee, preliminary oral exam, dissertation and oral defense
Other Degree Field Areas
BA/BS Field Areas: Medical Anthropology and Global Health, Archaeology and Cultural Heritage, Biological and Evolutionary Anthropology, Linguistic Anthropology, Cultural Anthropology, Ethnographic Fieldwork methods, Bioarchaeology and Forensics MA/MS Field Areas: Biological and Evolutionary Anthropology, Biocultural and Medical Anthropology, Bioarchaeology, Archaeology and Cultural Heritage, Cultural Anthropology, Linguistic Anthropology, Community-Based Research and Practice, NAGPRA PhD Field Areas: Biological Anthropology, Biocultural and Medical Anthropology, Bioarchaeology, Archaeology and Cultural Heritage, Cultural Anthropology, Linguistic Anthropology, Community-Based Research and Practice, NAGPRA
Internship / Grants / Funding
Internships Available 0
Internship Required 0
Support Opportunities

Teaching assistantships, Pre-dissertation Fellowships, Sylvia Forman Graduate Fellowship, Summer Stipends, Dissertation Writing Fellowships; grant-based research assistantships, graduate work-study and temporary research assistantships

Program Details
Research Facilities

Several well equipped labs in archaeology and physical anthropology, morphometrics lab, comparative anatomy collection; cast material, osteological archaeological and ethnographic study collections; environmental chamber; University of Massachusetts Archaeological Services, a facility for Cultural Resource Management, with many employment opportunities for students.

Publications

Research Reports (available through Scholarworks)

Certs Offered 0
Contacts
Online Courses
Online Courses: 1
Online Course Info:

Several undergraduate courses are offered through UMass Division of Continuing and Professional Education for additional cost: umassulearn.net

Club / Honor Society
Anthropology Club: 1
Anthropology Club Info: The graduate student caucus organizes social and intellectual activities for graduate students, while the undergraduate student caucus does the same for majors. Both groups send voting representatives to the department meeting.
Lambda Alpha Chapter: 0