University of Texas at Austin, Department of Anthropology
2201 Speedway Stop C3200 Austin TX UNITED STATES
Phone+1 512.471.4206
General Description / Special Programs

Graduate and undergraduate programs cover all sub-fields of anthropology

The Department of Anthropology of the University of Texas at Austin offers a broad program of research, teaching and community engagement that builds upon the historical strengths of archaeology, linguistic anthropology, biological anthropology and sociocultural anthropology in order to understand and address the challenges of a culturally diverse, increasingly globalized and rapidly-changing world.

The department’s faculty and student body are diverse and engaged in addressing many of the critical problems facing the world today. While many of our graduate students gain employment in academia after obtaining their degrees; others (both graduate and undergraduate) take up employment in governmental and non-governmental institutions that include the legal system, medicine, social service agencies, corporations, museums, cultural heritage organizations, media organizations and social movements. The department has an excellent record of placing students in a wide variety of careers and has specifically designed programs for students interested in careers as practicing or activist anthropologists in cultural resource management, cultural heritage sites and museums, social service agencies and non-governmental organizations.

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Tuition Info
www.utexas.edu/tuition/
Degrees
Degrees Offered Anthropology PhD, MA, BA major
Highest Degree Offered PhD
BA/BS Field Areas
Anthropology
Archaeology
Biological Anthropology
Cultural Anthropology
Linguistic Anthropology
BA/BS Requirements
Please contact the department's undergraduate advisor for degree requirements.
MA/MS Field Areas
Anthropology
Archaeology
Biological Anthropology
Cultural Anthropology
Linguistic Anthropology
Experience Offered
Conferences
Fellowships/Grants
Field Work
Internship
MA/MS
MA/ MS Requirements For students choosing the “Thesis” option, six (6) of the 30 hours of coursework are represented by the thesis. Student choosing the “Masters Report” option need 30 hours of regular coursework in addition to three (3) hours for the report. For more complete information please visit the department’s website.
MA/MS Specializations Anthropology, archaeology, biological anthropology, linguistic anthropology, and sociocultural anthropology.
PhD Field Areas
Anthropology
Archaeology
Biological Anthropology
Cultural Anthropology
Linguistic Anthropology
Phd
Phd Requirements Nine semester hours of departmental core courses, nine semester hours of additional work, and a minimum of six semester hours of dissertation hours. The student must also fulfill a foreign language requirement, pass a comprehensive examination in three areas of specialization, successfully defend a dissertation prospectus and write and successfully defend the dissertation. For more complete information please visit the department's website.
Phd Specializations Anthropology, archaeology, biological anthropology, linguistic anthropology, and sociocultural anthropology.
Internship / Grants / Funding
Internships Available 0
Internship Required 0
Support Opportunities

Graduate: teaching assistantships; university fellowships, departmental fellowships, dissertation research grants, conference support, FLAS Fellowships

Program Details
Research Facilities

Center for Archaeological and Tropical Studies (CATS), Center for American History, the Americo Paredes Center for Cultural Studies, the Benson Latin American Collection, the Texas Memorial Museum, and the Texas Archaeological Research Laboratory. The JJ Pickle Research Campus and the Department of Anthropology offer facilities for research in various subfields of anthropology.

Certs Offered 0
Info
Employees25 to 100
Contacts
Online Courses
Online Courses: 1
Online Course Info:

https://liberalarts.utexas.edu/laits/services/online-courses/

Application Deadlines
Graduate: December 1. Undergraduate: see admissions.utexas.edu
Club / Honor Society
Anthropology Club: 1
Anthropology Club Info: Anthropological Society; AGSA-Anthropology Graduate Student Association
Lambda Alpha Chapter: 0