Career and Graduate School Options
Students who have majord in anthropology have pursued careers and graduate study in a wide variety of fields.
Anthropology Majors After Smith
Anthropology majors have attended graduate programs in: law; anthropology; archaeology; medicine; social work; hospital administration; optometry; business; city planning; special education; and criminal justice.
Anthropology majors who went directly to work after undergraduate school found employment in: non-governmental organizations (e.g. United Nations), journalism, architecture, retailing, etc.
A great variety of educational opportunities are available to anthropology students who seek interdisciplinary or applied training and experiences outside of the traditional. The programs these students find and create for themselves often pose particular challenges but also enable them to think of what anthropology is and can be in new and creative ways.
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Career and Graduate School Opportunities
Chinese University of Hong Kong
The Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme, established by the Hong Kong Research Grants Council (RGC) in 2009, aims at attracting the best and brightest students from all over the world to pursue their PhD studies in Hong Kong. The Fellowship provides a monthly stipend of HK$20,000 (US$$2560) and a conference travel allowance of HK$10,000 per year for the awardees for a maximum period of 4 years. Students need to pay the tuition of HK$42,000 per year. Application information can be found here. Application deadline is December 2, 2013.
Medical Anthropology Program at the University of Oklahoma
A new graduate program in Health and Human Biology has been established at the University of Oklahoma. The program has an integrated biological and cultural approach to medical anthropology, with geographical strengths in Native North America and Latin America. This unique perspective from both biological and medical anthropology sets the foundation for studying health, illness, disease, and death in human history and the contemporary world. More...
Scholarship to Build Leadership in the Field of African American Women's Health
The Master of Arts in Women's Health (MAWH) program at Suffolk University (Boston) is pleased to offer a competitive, annual, full tuition scholarship to a student committed to working in the field of black women's health. Funded by the Suffolk University College of Arts and Sciences, this scholarship is designed to develop leadership in an area that will contribute to the health and well-being of African American women and girls. More...
Infectious-Disease Related Research Training at UPenn
More than 60 percent of all infectious diseases of animals can also affect humans, and incidences of new, emerging zoonotic infectious diseases are on the rise. Veterinarian-scientists, by virtue of their broad experience in multiple species and extensive training in both molecular and whole animal contexts, are uniquely qualified to address the complex problems presented in modern biomedical research. For more than 40 years, the University of Pennsylvania's School of Veterinary Medicine has provided an outstanding environment for the training of future veterinarian-scientists through its VMD/PhD Program. More...
M.A. in Children, Youth and International Development at Brunel University
This innovative interdisciplinary programme, based in the Centre for Human Geography at Brunel University in West London, is the first in the UK to cater specifically for those working, or interested in working, in the field of children, youth and international development. More...