Rice University, Department of Anthropology
6100 Main street Houston TX 77005 United States
Phone+1 713.348.4847
Email anth@rice.edu
General Description / Special Programs

Anthropology stands at the crossroads of the humanities and social sciences. It is the comparative science of human thought, experience, and behavior in all its social forms. Blending core commitments to deep empirical analysis, to field and archival research techniques, and to advancing social theory; anthropology is one of the most vibrant and diverse fields of research in the human sciences, today. It is also one of the most flexible and well-rounded undergraduate majors in the liberal arts, preparing students for careers in fields like journalism, community organizing, humanitarian aid, and historic preservation. In an increasingly global era, anthropological thinking has become part of the equipment of modern life.

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Degrees Offered Anthropology PhD, MA, BA
Highest Degree Offered PhD
BA/BS Field Areas
Cultural Anthropology
BA/BS Requirements
Requirements for BA: Students must complete a minimum of 10 courses (30 credit hours) to satisfy major requirements, a minimum of 120 credit hours to satisfy degree requirements, a minimum of 6 courses (18 credit hours) taken at the 300-level or above, a maximum of 4 courses (12 credit hours) from study abroad or transfer credit, a minimum of 8 courses (24 credit hours) from departmental (ANTH) course offerings, and a final Capstone or Honors research project culminating in an oral presentation as well as a written paper.
MA/MS Field Areas
Cultural Anthropology
MA/ MS Requirements 30 semester hours of approved course work, two qualifying exams or two qualifying essays, a thesis which meets the standards of the student's PhD candidacy committee. MA is optionally offered upon approval of candidacy for the PhD.
PhD Field Areas
Cultural Anthropology
Phd Requirements For the PhD, students must meet all university requirements and complete 90 semester hours of graduate study. In addition, they must: 1) complete 6 required courses 2) 4 additional courses as electives in the Department of Anthropology 3) Prior to achieving candidacy, successfully complete an end of year report by writing a 2-3 page summary of their achievements for the year and consult with faculty panel at the end of each spring semester. Candidacy must be secured by the end of the fourth year and the PhD by the end of the eighth year of enrollment in the program.
Internship / Grants / Funding
Internships Available 0
Internship Required 0
Support Opportunities

All graduate students are supported by university fellowships consisting of tuition scholarships and stipends.

Program Details
Research Facilities

Special Programs: Interuniversity research and seminars; Special Resources and Facilities: University computer lab facilities available, Media Ctr, the James A Baker III Institute for Public Policy, Center for the Study of Cultures

Certs Offered 0
Employees25 to 100
Online Courses
Online Courses: 0
Application Deadlines
January 15
Club / Honor Society
Anthropology Club: 0
Lambda Alpha Chapter: 0