Southern Methodist University, Department of Anthropology
3225 Daniel Avenue Dallas TX 75275-0336 United States
Phone+1 214.768.2684
Degrees Offered Anthropology PhD, MA (Medical Anthropology), BA/BS in Anthropology, and BS in Health & Society with Physiology emphasis, or BA/BS in Health & Society with Social and Cultural emphasis
Highest Degree Offered PhD
BA/BS Field Areas
BA/BS Requirements
Anthropology - 38 hrs BA; 50 hrs BS (includes co-requirements in statistics and social or natural science); Health & Society - 44 hours BS Physiological emphasis (includes co-requirements in social and behavioral science, as well as lab sciences); 35-36 hours BA or 43-44 hrs BS Social and Cultural emphasis (includes co-requirements in social and behavioral science, as well as lab sciences).
MA/MS Field Areas
Cultural Anthropology
Medical Anthropology
Experience Offered
Field Work
MA/ MS Requirements MA in Medical Anthropology requires 36 hours (internship/report in lieu of a thesis), statistics, fieldwork, written and/or oral exams.
MA/MS Specializations MA in Medical Anthropology
PhD Field Areas
Cultural Anthropology
Medical Anthropology
Phd Requirements 54 hours coursework, language proficiency, statistics, written MA general exam, take-home written and oral PhD qualifying exams, fieldwork or equivalent research topic. Students may not specialize in physical anthropology or linguistics.
Phd Specializations Cultural Anthropology, with specializations in Medical Anthropology or Globalization and International Development; Archaeology, with specialization in American archaeology
Other Degree Field Areas
Health and Society (Interdisciplinary degree program)
Internship / Grants / Funding
Internships Available 0
Internship Required 0
Grants Or Funding SMU is proud to offer University PhD, Moody Fellowships, and Mustang Fellowships to outstanding PhD candidates. These fellowships provide funding above the amount typically available to students through their department, and is renewable for a total of five years of support, contingent upon acceptable progress towards the degree. All students who apply to SMU by the priority deadline are eligible for the University PhD, Moody Fellowship. and Mustang Fellowships. Each department may nominate a limited number of candidates, and the nominees are reviewed by the SMU University Research Council, a committee of faculty members drawn from disciplines across SMU.
Support Opportunities

Graduate: 16 graduate teaching assistantships, tuition waivers and $23,000/AY; Dean of Graduate Studies assistantships and dissertation writing stipends.

Program Details
Research Facilities

Archaeological collections; archaeological field school, Taos, New Mexico

Library Resources Library with major journals.
Certs Offered 0
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  • Tiffany Powell
    Primary Contact
    Administrative Assistant to the Chair
    US(+1) 2147682684
Fort Burgwin Research Center, Taos, New Mexico
Online Courses
Online Courses: 0
Club / Honor Society
Anthropology Club: 1
Anthropology Club Info: Combines graduate and undergraduate students; sponsors lectures, Dia De Los Muertos event and annual Pig Roast.
Lambda Alpha Chapter: 1