The Department of Anthropology of the University of Maryland offers graduate study leading to the Master of Applied Anthropology (M.A.A.) and the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degrees. Both degrees reflect the department’s interest and expertise in applied anthropology—the application of anthropological knowledge, anthropology-in-use, and practicing anthropology— in a variety of institutional and community settings.
The Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) program’s focus is to direct original research and to encourage theoretical and methodological advancement in such a way as to reflect upon the specific practices of anthropology.
The Master of Applied Anthropology (M.A.A.) is a program designed both for students interested in an anthropology career outside of academia and for those who plan on continuing to a PhD.
M.A.A./M.H.P. Dual Degree
The University of Maryland’s Dual degree Master’s Program in Applied Anthropology and Historic Preservation is a holistic, comprehensive primer for a professional career in the research, understanding and preservation of cultural resources and heritage.
Information on Certificate Programs available to Graduate Students
Various funding options exist for graduate students within the Department of Anthropology, the Graduate School, and other departments on campus in the form of Graduate Fellowships and Stipends and Graduate Assistantships. Full-time and/or part-time employment related to faculty research activities is also occasionally available.