A wide range of theoretical approaches using various methodologies derived from evolutionary and ecological theory and empirical methodology are used in the graduate level curriculum. Specific areas of emphasis include anthropogenic effects on the environment, modeling human-environmental interactions and body/mind connections in contemporary health and religious practices.
The Master of Arts program has an established reputation, as evidenced by a high rate of placement of its graduates. Extensive collections, research opportunities and internships are also available with Gilcrease Museum. Over 75 percent of those who have earned a degree currently hold anthropological or archaeological positions. The rapidly growing doctoral program in archaeology, established in 2012, provides thorough training in both theoretical and applied aspects of the field.
The program builds a foundation for the application of anthropological theory and method to a variety of real world problems and ensures that all students learn strong basic research skills. We offer state-of-the-art labs, which allow us to combine experimental archaeological analyses with extensive fieldwork worldwide.