United States Doctorate in Anthropology Degrees & Programs
What Can You Do With a PhD Anthropology?
Anthropology Ph.D. programs teach students how to conduct academic research. PhD Anthropology students research modern and historical humans to make sense of the species rich history and culture, and learn lessons that might be applicable in the future.
Students in a Ph.D. program are likely to be expected to participate in original research projects and produce a thesis or dissertation. Students interested in pursuing a Ph.D. in anthropology can choose from a wide array of specializations and programs.
- Binghamton, NYBinghamton, NY
Binghamton University (S.U.N.Y.)
The Department of Anthropology offers Master of Arts (MA) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree programs in anthropology, as well as a Master of Science (MS) degree program in biomedical anthropology.
- New York City, NYNew York City, NY
City University Of New York, The Graduate Center
The PhD program provides training in cultural anthropology, archaeology, physical anthropology, and linguistic anthropology.
- Seattle, WASeattle, WA
University of Washington
- New Haven, CTNew Haven, CT
Archaeology, including complex societies, origins and collapse of civilizations, Middle East, Mediterranean, Mesoamerica, Andes; physical anthropology...
- Columbus, OHColumbus, OH
Ohio State University
- Gainesville, FLGainesville, FL
The University of Florida
The Anthropology graduate program at the University of Florida is designed to accommodate two types of students: those who wish to ground themselves in the traditional four fields of American Anthropology (Biological Anthropology, Archeology, Cultural A...
- Gainesville, FL
- West Lafayette, INWest Lafayette, IN
With a diversified faculty, the Purdue graduate program offers training in all four subfields of anthropology. Faculty specializations include the anthropology of the environment and conservation, identity, religion, semiotics, Women’s studies, gender a...
- Knoxville, TNKnoxville, TN
University of Tennessee
Our Department of Anthropology at The University of Tennessee Knoxville offers three main areas of concentration: Archaeology, Biological Anthropology, and Cultural Anthropology.
- Boston, MABoston, MA
- Salt Lake City, UTSalt Lake City, UT
University of Utah
Students may enter one of the four tracks indicated in "research areas." The department has special expertise in genetics, behavioral ecology, demography, and evolutionary approaches to human behavior. There is also a joint Master's program in Anthropol...
- Chicago, ILChicago, IL
University of Chicago
The Department of Anthropology offers doctoral programs in sociocultural and linguistic anthropology and in archaeology.
- Stanford, CAStanford, CA
- Las Cruces, NMLas Cruces, NM
New Mexico State University
The M.A. program in anthropology is designed for students who are interested in the traditional sub disciplines of anthropology and in selected areas of applied anthropology. The program is directed both toward students who intend to take a terminal M.A...
- San Francisco, CASan Francisco, CA
University of California - Berkeley
- Carbondale, ILCarbondale, IL
Southern Illinois University - Carbondale
The philosophy of the Department of Anthropology is to produce students with broad backgrounds in the major sub-fields of anthropology (Archaeology, Biological, Linguistics, and Socio-cultural) and expertise in particular specialty areas. Within this ph...
- Twin Cities, MNTwin Cities, MN
University of Minnesota
- Charlottesville, VACharlottesville, VA
University of Virginia
We have designed a Ph.D. program that encourages an intense engagement with the historical, theoretical, and ethnographic literature of the student's chosen sub-discipline as well as a broad familiarity with, and conversation across, the three sub-disci...
- Santa Cruz, CASanta Cruz, CA
University of California - Santa Cruz
- Cambridge, MACambridge, MA
- Philadelphia, PAPhiladelphia, PA
The graduate program in Anthropology represents a broad array of theoretical, geographical, and cultural interests of a faculty distributed over the f...
- Atlanta, GAAtlanta, GA
Ph.D. program only...
- College Station, TXCollege Station, TX
Texas A&M University
Graduate study in anthropology includes programs in environmental archaeology, nautical archaeology, cultural resources management, bioanthropology, nutrition, economic anthropology, folklore, and human behavioral ecology.
- Philadelphia, PAPhiladelphia, PA
University of Pennsylvania
- Lincoln, NELincoln, NE
University of Nebraska - Lincoln
The Department of Anthropology and Geography offers a graduate program in anthropology especially suited for students with research interests in historical archaeology, evolutionary approaches to human behavior, applied/development anthropology, and Ind...
- Durham, NCDurham, NC
Our multi-disciplinary cultural anthropology graduate program at Duke aims to provide students with a thorough grounding in both current theoretical debates and methods of cultural research. Our faculty are asking how the culture concept can be rethough...
- Durham, KS