Graduate

Tracks

 Students can choose to pursue one of four tracks:

Archaeology

At the M.A. level, the Archaeology Track focuses on coursework in archaeological method and theory that prepares students for careers in cultural resource management or with public or private agencies and museums responsible for managing archaeological resources. At the Ph.D. level, the track provides advanced training and research in applied archaeological anthropology, offering preparation for both academic and practicing positions. To complement this track, we offer concentrations in Archaeological and Forensic Sciences, Cultural Resource Management, and Heritage Studies in which students at both levels may choose to take classes that focus on the practical management analysis of archaeological and cultural resources.

Faculty: J. Arthur, K.W. Arthur, Bethard, Kimmerle, C. Kusimba, Pluckhahn, Stanish, Taylor, Tykot, Wallman, White

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Biological

At the M.A. level, the Biological Track offers focused training in methods and theories of applied biological anthropology, preparing students for careers in government and non-governmental agencies, community-based organizations, and medical fields. At the doctoral level, students receive more advanced training and research experience, and will be prepared for both academic and practicing positions. Students in both M.A. and Ph.D. programs may opt to simultaneously pursue a concentration in Archaeological and Forensic Sciences or Biocultural Medical Anthropology by choosing elective courses from an approved list.

Faculty: Bethard, Himmelgreen, Kimmerle, Madrigal, Miller

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Cultural

At the M.A. level, the Cultural Track trains students in the methods, theories, and practices of applied cultural anthropology, preparing students for careers in a variety of applied sectors, including community organization, rural or urban planning, economic development, heritage management, education, private-sector consulting and research, and work with non-governmental organizations. At the doctoral level, students receive more advanced training and research experience, and will be prepared for both academic and practicing positions. To complement this track, we offer concentrations in Biocultural Medical Anthropology, Cultural Resource Management, and Heritage Studies in which students at both levels may choose to take courses that focus on these topics.

Faculty: Castañeda, Davis-Salazar, Deubel, Ford, Jackson, Jayaram, S. Kusimba, Mahoney, Napora, O'Leary, Wells, Yelvington, Zarger

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Medical

At the M.A. level, the Medical Track offers focused training in methods and theories of applied medical anthropology, preparing students for careers in government and non-governmental health agencies, community-based organizations, and medical fields. At the doctoral level, students receive more advanced training and research experience, and will be prepared for both academic and practicing positions. Students in both M.A. and Ph.D. programs may opt to simultaneously pursue a concentration in Biocultural Medical Anthropology by choosing elective courses from an approved list.

Faculty: Baer, Castañeda, Dixon, Himmelgreen, Lende, Romero-Daza

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