Anthropology is a program within the department, of Comparative Cultural Studies but all courses and degrees are in Anthropology. A diverse curriculum provides courses in the major subfields of cultural anthropology, archaeology, linguistics, and physical anthropology at the undergraduate level as well as in the study of important world regions, such as the United States, Latin America, and Africa. The MA Program in Anthropology in the department trains students to be engaged cultural anthropologists with some opportunities for Archaeological Research.
Our faculty is actively engaged in field research throughout the world, including cultural anthropology, ethnography, medical anthropology, and archaeology, with particular expertise in the study of the United States and North America, Latin America and the Caribbean, South Asia, Africa, and Europe. Students are encouraged to gain firsthand experience in various aspects of anthropological research, both domestically and abroad. On-campus and Houston-area research and public engagement opportunities are also often available each term. Our program especially encourages and supports diverse forms of community-based research collaborations and partnerships in the Houston metropolitan area as part of the work of publicly engaged anthropology.
Graduate Student Support Available: 5 teaching assistantships, research assistantships in varying amounts. Other scholarship aid competitive throughout university
Archaeology Labs; computer labs for undergraduate majors and graduate students. Special collections and Digital Research Center at the MD Anderson Library is a great resource for our students.