Ph.D. On Campus

Applied Anthropology

Texas State University

24 months
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The Department of Anthropology’s doctoral program in Applied Anthropology at Texas State University incorporates intercultural communication, interdisciplinary understanding, research design, grant writing, project management, ethics and professional conduct, methods of data collection, and the use of theory in the interpretation of data. 


Educational Goal

The educational goal of the Applied Anthropology program at Texas State University is to produce the next generation of applied Ph.D. anthropologists—leaders in inter- and intra-disciplinary research who will help solve critical societal problems in the global 21st century. The following educational objectives are reflected in the doctoral coursework and program requirements.

  • Research Techniques: With thorough experience using research technology, methods, and data analyses, graduates will have flexible tools for researching complex issues in applied anthropology. Graduates will master these skills through intra- and interdisciplinary course work, research, and their dissertation project.
  • Theory: By mastering historical and contemporary theory in anthropology, graduates will have a set of analytical concepts to be effective professionals in practice. Graduates will obtain these skills through intra- and interdisciplinary course work, research, and their dissertation project.
  • Professionalism: Graduates will be able to apply ethical decision making, implement best practices, demonstrate effective leadership, become proficient in current topics in applied anthropology, have necessary skills to write competitive grants and contracts, and produce professional reports and manuscripts. Graduates will achieve these skills through intra- and interdisciplinary course work, research, and their dissertation project

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Professional Ethics In Anthropology
  • Proposal Writing
  • Directed Research
  • Advanced Theory in Anthropology

  • Statistics and Experimental Design

  • Discrete Multivariate Models

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • completed online application
  • $55 nonrefundable application fee or
  •  $90 nonrefundable application fee for applications with international credentials
  • baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited university
  • master's degree in anthropology or a closely related field from a regionally accredited university
  • official transcripts from each institution where course credit was granted
  • minimum 3.3 GPA in all completed graduate course work
  • resume/CV, complete and current
  • statement of purpose (3–5-page maximum, double-spaced)
  • three letters of recommendation
  • writing sample, such as the student’s master's thesis or other sample of professional or academic writing

Tuition Fee

Living costs for San Marcos

921 - 1707 USD /month
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The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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