Ph.D. in Anthropology and Urban Sustainability

This dual-title degree is designed to prepare professionals to solve challenging urban problems that require working across disciplines. Students enrolled in this dual-title program take courses in topics and develop specific skills relating to urban sustainability.

Applicants to the dual-title Ph.D. normally have a substantial academic background in anthropology. We welcome applicants with degrees in other fields, but they must show in their applications that they are interested in anthropology as their home discipline for graduate study, and how they expect to use anthropological methods and concepts in their research

Students in anthropology will also conduct an internship or science exchange in urban sustainability, help develop and participate in colloquia and seminars, perform community service, and write funding proposals. The dual-title coursework follows competencies outlined by the Transformative Research in Urban Sustainability Training (T-RUST) program.

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