General Description / Special Programs

The graduate curriculum emphasizes intensive training for independent research, with particular emphasis on comparative studies, theoretical grounding, and ethnographic and archaeological fieldwork. Faculty interests include archaeology of complex societies, political economy, development, gender studies, semiotic systems, global and transnational processes, linguistic anthropology, urban anthropology, medical anthropology, psychological anthropology, and religion and ritual. Geographical strengths of the department include Latin America, North America, Africa, East Asia, South Asia, the Middle East and Oceania. Graduate study in archaeology concentrates on the development of complex societies, emphasizing Mesoamerica.

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Degrees
Degrees Offered PhD; Anthropology MA, Joint MA Anthropologye/Women's and Gender Studies; Anthropology BA
Highest Degree Offered PhD
AA/AS Field Areas
Anthropology
Applied Anthropology
Archaeology
Cultural Anthropology
Medical Anthropology
Linguistic Anthropology
Museum/Curatorial Studies
BA/BS Field Areas
Anthropology
Archaeology
Biological Anthropology
Cultural Anthropology
Linguistic Anthropology
MA/MS Field Areas
Anthropology
Archaeology
Cultural Anthropology
Linguistic Anthropology
Museum/Curatorial Studies
Experience Offered
Conferences
Fellowships/Grants
Field Work
Internship
MA/MS
MA/ MS Requirements 8 courses, research paper, 1 year residence
PhD Field Areas
Anthropology
Archaeology
Cultural Anthropology
Linguistic Anthropology
Phd
Phd Requirements 16 courses unless candidates have MA in anthropology or related field. Foreign language reading proficiency, general exam, research proposal, dissertation usually involving fieldwork, defense
Internship / Grants / Funding
Internships Available 0
Internship Required 0
Support Opportunities

Graduate: University fellowships include full tuition plus stipend; tuition waivers; departmental research funds; teaching fellowships

Program Details
Research Facilities

Material Culture Study Center; teaching laboratories with archaeological, ethnographic, and osteological collections. Participating member of the Center for Materials Research in Archaeology and Ethnology, offering intensive courses in the analysis of lithic, ceramic, metal and biological materials at area universities. Students may cross-register at Boston University, Boston College, Tufts University, Wellesley College, or the Graduate Consortium in Women's Studies.

Certs Offered 0
Info
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Contacts
Affiliations
Center for Materials Research in Archaeology and Ethnology, Greater Boston Anthropology Consortium
Online Courses
Online Courses: 0
Club / Honor Society
Anthropology Club: 1
Lambda Alpha Chapter: 0