Rice University, Department of Anthropology
6100 Main street Houston TX United States
Phone+1 713.348.4847
Email anth@rice.edu
General Description / Special Programs

Anthropology stands at the crossroads of the humanities and social sciences. It is the comparative science of human thought, experience, and behavior in all its social forms. Blending core commitments to deep empirical analysis, to field and archival research techniques, and to advancing social theory; anthropology is one of the most vibrant and diverse fields of research in the human sciences, today. It is also one of the most flexible and well-rounded undergraduate majors in the liberal arts, preparing students for careers in fields like journalism, community organizing, humanitarian aid, and historic preservation. In an increasingly global era, anthropological thinking has become part of the equipment of modern life.

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Degrees
Degrees Offered Anthropology PhD, MA, BA
Highest Degree Offered PhD
BA/BS Field Areas
Anthropology
Archaeology
Cultural Anthropology
BA/BS Requirements
Requirements for BA: Students must complete a total of 30 credit hours of approved courses (10 classes), at least 24 of which should be anthropology courses and at least 18 credit hours of which should be taken at the 300-level or above.
MA/MS Field Areas
Anthropology
Archaeology
Cultural Anthropology
MA/MS
MA/ MS Requirements 30 semester hours of approved course work, two qualifying exams or two qualifying essays, a thesis which meets the standards of the student's PhD candidacy committee. MA is optionally offered upon approval of candidacy for the PhD.
PhD Field Areas
Anthropology
Archaeology
Cultural Anthropology
Phd
Phd Requirements For the PhD, students must meet all university requirements and complete 90 semester hours of graduate coursework. In addition, they must: 1) complete 5 required graduate courses and 4 additional electives in the Department of Anthropology 2) advance to candidacy by writing and defending two exam essays; passing a foreign language examination; creating an undergraduate course syllabus, and submitting a dissertation proposal 3) complete and publicly defend the dissertation as required by the dissertation committee. Candidacy must be secured by the end of the fourth year and the PhD by the end of the eighth year of enrollment in the program.
Internship / Grants / Funding
Internships Available 0
Internship Required 0
Support Opportunities

All graduate students are supported by university fellowships consisting of tuition scholarships and stipends.

Program Details
Research Facilities

Special Programs: Interuniversity research and seminars; Special Resources and Facilities: University computer lab facilities available, Media Ctr, the James A Baker III Institute for Public Policy, Center for the Study of Cultures

Certs Offered 0
Info
Employees25 to 100
Contacts
Online Courses
Online Courses: 0
Application Deadlines
January 15
Club / Honor Society
Anthropology Club: 0
Lambda Alpha Chapter: 0