Graduate Program

Graduate students having a discussion.

The Department of Anthropology grants both M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Anthropology.  Most of our students enter the Ph.D. program, and are awarded an M.A. after fulfilling program requirements at the end of their second year.  We also offer a specialized M.A. in Cultural Resource Management, working closely with faculty and staff from the Office of the State Archaeologist

Our graduates go on to work at universities, colleges, museums, and a diverse range of governmental and non-governmental agencies.   For more information and examples, see Graduate Placement.

Topical and geographic strengths in the Department of Anthropology include cultural evolution, cultural politics, environmental anthropology, European archaeology, feminist anthropology & sexuality studies, medical anthropology, paleoanthropology, science & technology studies, and Asian studies. Our faculty work within and across the discipline’s four subfields, and conduct both localized and multi-sited research at locations around the globe--including East, South, and Southeast Asia; Europe; southern Africa; North America (especially the U.S. & Mexico); South America; and the Pacific (especially Hawai’i and New Zealand).