The master's and doctoral program in anthropology. Fieldwork for the thesis or dissertation is encouraged through competitively awarded assistance. Southeastern U.S., Maya and Andean archaeology, human skeletal biology, forensic anthropology, paleoanthropology, Latin American sociocultural ethnology, Mesoamerican linguistics, and Afro-American and Caribbean cultures constitute the primary topics of interest. The integration of cultural and spatial approaches characterizes the joint department.
Graduate: teaching and research assistantships: 14 in MA program, $12,750 AY; 11 in PhD program, $15,050 AY (non-res fee waived; tuition waiver); summer fieldwork awards.
Facilities include well-equipped labs in archaeology including 3D imaging and printing, biological anthropology and forensics, material culture and soil studies. Additional facilities include Computer Cartography and Geographic Information Science Labs and a Cartographic Information Center, which curates over 500,000 maps, and the PAST lab for sclerochronology and geochemical analysis. The Museum of Natural Science contains extensive collections of archaeological artifacts. Computer labs are available for student use.