Overview of Graduate Schools offering Degree Programs in Anthropology
The study of human culture and socialization throughout history is called anthropology. Doctoral and master’s degree programs in anthropology are available through many schools where students are allowed to specialize in a specific area of the discipline, such as human evolution, bioarchaeology, and ethnology.
In this article, we take a look at some top anthropology graduate schools in the United States:
Harvard University in Cambridge, MA
In 2010, the U.S. News and World Report ranked Harvard University at the top of its list of best national universities. Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) programs in Archeology and Social Anthropology with media and medical anthropology specializations are available through the school’s anthropology department. The department also offers a Master of Arts (M.A.) program in Anthropology. Through the archeology program, concentrations are offered in human evolution, art and religion, complex civilizations, and bioarchaeology. The focus of Harvard’s graduate programs in anthropology is on issues such as gender studies, globalism, cultural violence, diaspora arrangement, and cyberspace cultures.
University of Michigan – Ann Arbor
In 2010, the U.S. News and World Report ranked the University of Michigan – Ann Arbor 27th on its list of best national universities. Doctoral and master’s degrees in anthropology with linguistic anthropology and biological anthropology, ethnology, and archeology concentrations are available at the school. Coursework within the biological anthropology concentration involves the investigation of human evolution through the use of population genetics, primate studies, ecology, nutrition, and paleontology. Enrollees perform a comparison of institutions and cultures, and the focus of those enrolled in the linguistic anthropology program is on current and past languages. The archeology program is devised to impart a strong grasp of the history of humans through the analysis of preserved remnants of past civilizations. Joint degree programs in history and anthropology, social work and anthropology, and cognition and culture are available through Michigan’s anthropology department.
List of top Schools offering Anthropology Programs
|School Name||Total Student Enrollment||Location|
|Harvard University||28,791||Cambridge, Massachusetts|
|Princeton University||8,088||Princeton, New Jersey|
|Massachusetts Institute of Technology||11,319||Cambridge, Massachusetts|
|Stanford University||16,963||Stanford, California|
|Yale University||12,336||New Haven, Connecticut|
|Williams College||2,126||Williamstown, Massachusetts|
|Columbia University||27,589||New York, New York|
|University of Pennsylvania||24,806||Philadelphia, Pennsylvania|
|Amherst College||1,792||Amherst, Massachusetts|
|Duke University||15,856||Durham, North Carolina|