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The University of Texas at San Antonio

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The University of Texas at San Antonio’s Ph.D. program in Environmental Anthropology offers advanced training in integrating theory and research in order to better understand and solve the environmental challenges facing humanity in the 21st century.


Students in the Anthropology program from The University of Texas at San Antonio will develop empirical understandings of how humans culturally construct and organize past and present environments; how power relations are embedded in these activities; and the impact socio-physical environments have upon human and non-human primates. 

Key Features 

  • Graduate course offerings view ecological anthropology through multiple lenses: political economy, environmental politics, indigenous epistemologies, landscape production, agrarian economy, social, behavioral and evolutionary ecology, medical anthropology, and primate conservation.

Programme Structure

  • Faculty area specializations include archaeology of the Maya lowlands and Andean South America; archaeology of Texas, the American Southwest, and Northwest Mexico; primate behavioral ecology in Southeast Asia; 

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Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

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General requirements

  • Resume or CV
  • Applicants must provide official transcripts documenting undergraduate and graduate coursework and degrees.
  • Include a statement describing your reasons for entering UTSA’s Ph.D. program in Anthropology. 
  • As part of your application, you will need three letters of recommendation. Recommendations should preferably be from Anthropology faculty with whom you have worked during your academic training. 
  • Please see GRE for information about theexamination, including test locations and dates. At the University of Texas at San Antonio, GRE scores will be considered only as one element in the evaluation of applicants. 
  • Please include a writing sample that shows your writing abilities and analytical skills. Students usually submit a term paper from an upper-division or graduate class or a chapter of their Masters thesis.

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