We rank 1st or 2nd in the U.S. for NSF anthropology + archaeology awards.
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The School of Human Evolution and Social Change’s 60 faculty, 40 fully-equipped laboratories, six research centers and institutes, flexible programs of study and hundreds of graduate-level courses taught by world-class faculty, provide unequalled opportunities for graduate student professional training and growth.
Our collegial environment reflects the high priority we place on intellectual diversity, rigor and the mutual support of faculty and students. We take pride in our efforts to nurture creativity and innovation in our emerging scholars, involving students in research projects and publications. Graduate students are an integral part of this collective enterprise to create new and important knowledge with distinct relevance for today’s world. Our program is highly-competitive, since we typically provide full financial support for all of our 150 doctoral program students who request funding.
Regardless of the degree you select, you will enjoy full access to all of our faculty, facilities and courses in addition to high caliber faculty from other academic departments who serve on our graduate faculty. You can collaborate in our research centers, access our collections and present your work to wider audiences through our Museum of Anthropology, Deer Valley Rock Art Center and numerous partner organizations. Our students and faculty also gain exeperience through involvement in other major ASU research initiatives such as the Institute for Social Science Research Institute, Humanities Research Institute, Global Institute of Sustainability, Biodesign Institute, Origins Initiative, and the Complex Adaptive Systems Initiative.
Once admitted, you will be invited along with your cohort to visit us for a closer look at the unique academic environment we promise and the delightful southwestern lifestyle Arizona offers.