Graduate Programs

The Anthropology and Geography Department offers a Master of Arts and PhD in Anthropology.

PhD in Anthropology

The PhD in Anthropology at Colorado State University is focused on Place, Space, and Adaptation. This innovative PhD in anthropology builds on the diverse research interests of our faculty who specialize in cultural anthropology, archaeology, and biological anthropology as well as human and physical geography. The program will provide students with the conceptual expertise and skills to address research questions that:

  • Sit at the intersection of anthropology and geography
  • Apply geographic methods to anthropological questions
  • Critically evaluate the impact of place and space on human/ecosystem adaptation

MA in Anthropology

The Master of Arts in Anthropology at Colorado State University prepares our students for entrance into a PhD program and for non-academic careers. The program builds on the diverse research interests of our faculty who specialize in cultural anthropology, archaeology, and biological anthropology as well as human and physical geography. The program options include writing a thesis or developing a portfolio as the principle demonstration of their preparedness for further study or professional work.