University of Maryland, College Park - Department of Anthropology
1111 Woods Hall 4302 Chapel Lane College Park MD UNITED STATES
Phone+1 301.405.1423
Email anthinquiry@umd.edu
General Description / Special Programs

The Department of Anthropology is known for its strong theoretical orientation and it is nationally recognized for being an excellent applied program. Our faculty work with and make connections between local peoples, national governments, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), inter-governmental agencies, and academic institutions. We have a strong commitment to preserving and transmitting the knowledge of the past, as well as to illuminating and confronting the challenges of the present. Anthropology is unique at the University of Maryland because of our ability to teach smaller than average class sizes, which encourages the development of strong student - faculty mentoring relationships.

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Degrees
Degrees Offered PhD, MAA, MAA/MHP, MPS, BA, BS
Highest Degree Offered PhD
Certificate Info Certificate in Museum Scholarship and Material Culture, Certificate in Historic Preservation, and Certificate in Cultural and Heritage Resource Management.
Certificate Field Areas
CRM
Museum Studies
AA/AS Field Areas
Anthropology
Applied Anthropology
Archaeology
Cultural Anthropology
Medical Anthropology
Museum/Curatorial Studies
BA/BS Field Areas
Anthropology
Applied Anthropology
Archaeology
Cultural Anthropology
Medical Anthropology
BA/BS Requirements
For a complete list of degree requirements for BA/BS, please visit: https://anth.umd.edu/undergraduate/degree-requirements Contact Erik Hanson, Assistant Director of Undergraduate Studies, at ehanson@umd.edu for more information about the Undergraduate Program (BA/BS).
MA/MS Field Areas
Anthropology
Applied Anthropology
Archaeology
Cultural Anthropology
Medical Anthropology
Museum/Curatorial Studies
Experience Offered
Conferences
Fellowships/Grants
Field Work
Internship
MA/MS
MA/ MS Requirements Requirements for MAA: 42 credits (18 credits of core courses, 12 credits of internship sequence, 12 credits of supporting course work). Requirements for MAA/MHP: 66 credits (21 credits of MAA core courses, 12 credits of MAA internship sequence, and 33 credits of required MHP courses). Requirements for MPS in CHRM: 36 credits (including 24 credits of online study, 6 credits of a management level practicum or internship, and 6 credits of a project-based thesis). Contacts: MAA & MAA/MHP - Nadine Dangerfield, Assistant Director of Graduate Studies, at nadine@umd.edu for more information about the Graduate Program (MAA, MAA/MHP, PhD). MPS in CHRM - Kathryn Lafrenz Samuels, Associate Professor & Director of CHRM Graduate Program, at lafrenzs@umd.edu for more information about the Graduate Program in Cultural and Heritage Resource Management (MPS and the Graduate Certificate in CHRM).
MA/MS Specializations Health, Heritage, and Environment
PhD Field Areas
Anthropology
Applied Anthropology
Archaeology
Cultural Anthropology
Medical Anthropology
Museum/Curatorial Studies
Phd
Phd Requirements PhD, Comprehensive exams, dissertation research, proposal and final dissertation defenses PhD with MAA 72 credits Contact Nadine Dangerfield, Assistant Director of Graduate Studies, at nadine@umd.edu for more information about the Graduate Program (MAA, MAA/MHP, PhD).
Phd Specializations Health, Heritage, and Environment
Internship / Grants / Funding
Internships Available 1
Internship Required 1
Support Opportunities

Fellowships, Graduate Teaching Assistantships, part-time employment sometimes available from grants and contracts

Program Details
Research Facilities

The Department has three archaeology labs (Archaeology in Annapolis, Archaeology of the Irish Diaspora and Modern Ireland, and the Center for Heritage Research Study) in addition to a Zooarchaeology Lab, an Ecological-Environmental Anthropology Lab, and Environmental Sensory Lab. Other research centers and programs include the Center for Research and Collaboration in the Indigenous Americas, Chesapeake Bay Environment Program, and the Deal Island Peninsula Project. Advanced computer software & hardware, such as scanners, graphic programs, and digitizing tablets are located in computer labs. UM is a Carnegie Class I research institution with opportunities for students to participate in research projects. The university is also part of the CIC.

Certs Offered 1
Info
Founded1973
Online Courses
Online Courses: 1
Online Course Info:

Supplementary undergraduate, graduate & professional courses are commonly offered online.

Club / Honor Society
Anthropology Club: 1
Anthropology Club Info: Undergraduate Student Organization: Anthropology Student Association (ASA) Graduate Student Organization: Practicing Anthropology Student Association (PASA)
Lambda Alpha Chapter: 0