Graduate
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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.

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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.

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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.

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Various funding options exist for graduate students within the department and the Graduate School in the form of Graduate Fellowships and Teaching Assistantships. Full-time and/or part-time employment related to faculty research activities is occasionally available as well.

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Links to helpful and useful information.