The Department of Anthropology offers graduate programs leading to the Doctor of Philosophy or terminal Master's degrees with specializations in the subdisciplines of archaeology, biological anthropology and cultural anthropology. Students who acquire an advanced degree are equipped to transmit to others the knowledge, central principles, theories and research methods that have been developed in the discipline of anthropology.
Successful candidates will have a reasonable knowledge of the historical development of general anthropological concepts and theory and of directly relevant concepts and knowledge from related disciplines. In addition, successful candidates for the doctoral degree are expected to carry out and report original anthropological research within a circumscribed area of specialization. They are also expected to be capable of teaching the precepts of their specialty and of guiding future candidates for the doctoral degree through a program of research training.