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Graduate Program

Texas State University offers a thesis-based Masters of Arts degree in anthropology. Students may focus their studies in any of the major fields of anthropology; archaeology, biological anthropology and cultural anthropology. Department faculty are actively engaged in research worldwide, particularly in the United States, Latin America, and Africa.

The department is home to numerous research centers including the Forensic Anthropology Center at Texas State, the Center for Archaeological Studies, the Center for Arts and Symbolism in Ancient America, and the Center for Middle American Research. The department also houses dedicated lab space for each major field of anthropology, including specialized research equipment, which is available to student researchers.

The department invites applications from well-qualified students who wish to pursue research in any area of anthropology. Please see individual faculty pages for research interests and areas of specialization.


For more information on the Graduate Program contact Dr. Michelle Hamilton or Mary Gibson.