The department recognizes three principal sub-fields of anthropology in which a PhD may be earned: archaeology, biological anthropology, and sociocultural anthropology. The MA degree may be earned while pursuing the doctoral degree. Each of the respective graduate programs requires the completion of the core requirements; archaeology and sociocultural anthropology requires a reading knowledge of one foreign language. The major areas emphasized in the faculty and curriculum are North America, Africa, and Asia. A formal concurrent MPH/PhD degree program with the departments of Epidemiology, Global Health, and Health Services is also available. The PhD programs require at least three years beyond the two-year master's level, including a year of field research and a year to organize field materials (archaeology and sociocultural anthropology) and write a doctoral dissertation.
Graduate: Limited financial aid is available in the form of teaching and research assistantships. Small monetary fellowships for entering/continuing students are available.
Thomas Burke Memorial Museum, Digital Archaeology Research Lab (DigAR), Luminescence Dating Lab, Biological Anthropology and Biodemography Lab for Studies in Demography and Ecology, Primate Evolutionary Biomechanics Lab, Center for Statistics and the Social Sciences, Quaternary Research Center