The 2023-2024 AnthroGuide is the last print version. Edits for graduate programs are due July 31, 2023.

General Description / Special Programs

Our department emphasizes the use of anthropology to solve problems and improve people's lives. All faculty members are applied anthropologists. What unites us are our flexible intellectual and practical approaches. We challenge epistemological boundaries by using mixed methods and interdisciplinary or multifaceted approaches.

Our department offers the following areas of interest: Business Technology and Design, Public Health and Medical Care Systems, Population Displacement and Migration, Education and Education Equity, the Environment and Environmental Sustainability, Urban Anthropology.

Minor in Anthropology-Requires completion of 18 hours, including ANTH 1010, ANTH 2300, ANTH 4011, 3 hours from ANTH 3***/4*** level courses, and 6 hours from any level of ANTH courses.

Minor in Medical Anthropology-Requires completion of 18 hours including 3 credit hours of a Foundation Course (choose 1 from ANTH 1010, ANTH 1100, or ANTH 2300); 3 credit hours from a Core Course (choose 1 from ANTH 4200 or ANTH 4220); and 12 credit hours from a list of approved electives.

Certificate in Applied Anthropology-Requires completion of 12 hours including ANTH 2300 Culture and Society; ANTH 4000 Applied Anthropology; and 2 additional courses from a list of approved electives.

The goal of the MA/MS in Applied Anthropology is to provide the knowledge necessary for graduates to undertake informed and thoughtful action as street-level practitioners, administrators, agency-based researchers, and program evaluators. Dual Degree-Anthropology/Master of Public Health - Requires completion of 18 hours in MPH core curriculum courses, 15 hours in required courses, and 9 hours in elective courses.

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Tuition Info
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Degrees Offered Anthropology BA; Applied Anthropology MS and MA; Dual Master's Degree in Applied Anthropology and Public Health
Highest Degree Offered MA/MS
BA/BS Field Areas
BA/BS Requirements
In addition to meeting the general CORE requirements of the University of North Texas (UNT) and those of the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences (CLASS), the following are required to complete a B.A. in Anthropology: Major Requirements (39 total hours)- Required Anthropology Courses (21 hours): ANTH 2300-Culture and Society, ANTH 2700-Introduction to Physical Anthropology, ARCH 2800-Archaeological Science, ANTH 3100-3900 Two "Geographic Area Studies" classes, ANTH 4011-Anthropological Field Methods, ANTH 4021-Development of Anthropological Thought; Elective Anthropology Courses (15 hours): 6 hours must be taken from ANTH 4*** level classes; 6 hours must be taken from advanced level ANTH 3*** OR ANTH 4*** level classes, 3 hours may be taken at any level ANTH **** classes, MUET/ARCH 3***/4*** level courses count towards advanced elective credit for the Anthropology Major. Outside Elective Course (3 hours): GEOG 1200-Global Societies, GEOG 2170-Culture, Environment and Society, HIST 1050-World History to the Sixteenth Century, HIST 1060-World History from the Sixteenth Century, PHIL 2600-Ethics in Science, PHIL 3330-Modern Philosophy. Residency Requirement: At least 12 hours of advanced (3***/4***) level credit must be taken at UNT (in-residence) in order to fulfill the ANTH Major. Pending the fulfillment of the Major residency requirement, a student is able to request the department's consideration in substituting credit for courses taken at another institution. In order to request consideration, a student must submit a Credit Substitution Request form to the Undergraduate Advisor, Professor Melissa Nelson, PRIOR to enrolling at another institution.
MA/MS Field Areas
Applied Anthropology
MA/ MS Requirements The Master's of Arts or Science in Applied Anthropology requires satisfactory completion of a minimum of 36 hours of study and research beyond the bachelor's degree. All master's candidates in applied anthropology are required to take 15 core semester credit hours (5010, 5021, 5031, 5041 and 5050); 15 elective hours, 6 of which must be from outside anthropology; and 6 hours of supervised applied thesis hours (5950). The MPH Dual Degree requires a completion of a total of 45 semester credit hours.
MA/MS Specializations Medical Anthropology, Environmental Anthropology, Business Anthropology, Anthropology of Education, and Migration and Border Studies
Internship / Grants / Funding
Internships Available 0
Internship Required 0
Support Opportunities

Students have opportunities to apply for teaching assistantships as well as research assistantships with our faculty.

Program Details
Research Facilities

Laboratory of Environmental Anthropology, Forensic Anthropology Laboratory, archaeology program, Institute of Applied Sciences, Domestic and International field schools

Library Resources The libraries of the University of North Texas have a combined collection of 3.1 million materials, 1.95 million books and 4,900 journals. The UNT library is an official repository for both U.S. government documents and Texas State documents. The university subscribes to approximately 240 journals directly relevant to the anthropology programs.
Certs Offered 0
Employees1 to 25
Dual MA/MS-MPH Degree, University of North Texas, School of Public Health, Fort Worth, Texas
Online Courses
Online Courses: 1
Online Course Info:

Online Masters Program

Application Deadlines
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Club / Honor Society
Anthropology Club: 1
Anthropology Club Info: Anthropology Student Association, Graduate Anthropology Student Association
Lambda Alpha Chapter: 1