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Ph.D. Program

Applied Anthropology Ph.D. Program

An Uncommon Experience

Texas State’s doctoral degree in applied anthropology is one of only three such programs in the country. Our program prepares students for success in a wide range of careers spanning government, nonprofits, healthcare, museums, business, academia and more.

Career Opportunities

Applied anthropologists work across industries: for public agencies at local, state and federal levels; in the business sector; for nonprofits and community-based organizations; and in academia.

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Our Centers

The department’s two research centers — one focused on cultural resource management, the other on forensic anthropology — offer unique hands-on experience in the field’s advanced skills. Our faculty engage in research worldwide in a variety of anthropological specialties.

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