University of Texas, Rio Grande Valley, Department of Anthropology
1201 West University Drive UTRGV Department of Anthroplogy Edinburg TX United States
General Description / Special Programs

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) was reimagined as a university for the entire Rio Grande Valley in 2015. It is currently one of the largest Hispanic-Serving Institutions in the nation. This strategic plan is a starting point for the university’s continued development and will provide direction over the next five years to further shape UTRGV’s identity.


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Degrees Offered B.A.; B.A. with concentrations in Archaeology and Global Health & Migration; M.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies with a concentration in Anthropology
Highest Degree Offered MA
MA/ MS Requirements Non-thesis option: 36 hours, 18 in anthropology + 18 in 2 other subfields of choice Thesis option: 36 hours, 24 in anthropology, 12 in 2 other subfields of choice
Other Degree Field Areas
designated Hispanic Serving Institution
Internship / Grants / Funding
Internships Available 1
Online Courses
Online Courses: 1
Online Course Info: <p>As of March 2020 with COVID-19 pandemic, all our courses are delivered online. Normal delivery can be face-to-face, hybrid, or online (synchronously and asynchronously).</p>
Club / Honor Society
Anthropology Club: 1
Anthropology Club Advisor: Guy Duke
Lambda Alpha Chapter: 1