Pursue advanced research in one specialized area with the Doctor of Philosophy in Anthropology in the College of Liberal Arts at Temple University. This highly selective doctoral program is intended for students with a passion for anthropology and an interest in continuing their education and research in the field.
Students have opportunities to participate in and lead critical research and fieldwork in Philadelphia or abroad, through which they build the skills necessary to conduct anthropological studies in academic or professional settings.
Anthropology is subdivided into the following four disciplines, all of which are represented in the program’s curriculum, research and fieldwork opportunities.
- Biological anthropology
- Linguistic anthropology
- Sociocultural anthropology
Based on your personal area of interest, you’ll specialize in one of these areas, or you can specialize in the Anthropology of Visual Communication, which draws primarily from linguistic anthropology and sociocultural anthropology. The interdisciplinary nature of the program allows students to incorporate all areas in their work and research.
You’ll work alongside esteemed faculty members who specialize in multiple research areas, and you’ll have access to Temple’s collaborative biology, linguistic and media labs, as well as the Laboratory of Research and Exhibitions, which houses archaeological, biological, ethnological and historical collections. Learn more about research in the Anthropology Department.
While many Anthropology PhD students pursue full-time faculty positions in colleges and universities, others pursue academic and non-academic research opportunities or enter policy and administrative positions.