Most leading colleges and universities offer graduate degrees in physical anthropology. For information about some of these programs, click on the links below.

Arizona State University (PhD). Paleoanthropology, primatology, bioarchaeology, human biology, evolutionary anthropology/behavioral ecology, evolutionary medicine

Boston University.

Case Western Reserve University.

City University of New York.

Columbia University (EEEB).

Degree programs for forensic science (MA and PhD).

East Carolina University (MA). Osteology, primatology, bioarchaeology

Harvard University.

Humboldt State University (MA). Applied anthropology, archaeology, cultural anthropology, biological anthropology, cultural resource management, medical anthropology, primatology, ethnography, forensics

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (PhD). Functional anatomy, biological anthropology, paleontology, osteology

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (PhD). Functional morphology, osteology, anatomy, paleoanthropology, primatology

Michigan State University .

New York Consortium in Evolutionary Primatology.

New York University (M.A.).

New York University (Ph.D.).

Ohio State University.

Pennsylvania State University (MA and PhD).


The George Washington University (PhD). Paleoanthropology, primatology, evolutionary neuroscience, paleolithic archaeology, social cognition, paleoecology, evolutionary genetics

The Ohio State University (MA and PhD). Human anatomy

University of Alaska, Anchorage (MA).

University of Alaska, Fairbanks.

University of Arizona.

University of Arkansas (MA and PhD). Paleoanthropology, dental anthropology, functional morphology, bioarchaeology

University of Calgary (MA and PhD). Behavioral ecology, bioarchaeology, conservation, evolution, health and nutrition, human osteology, sex differences and reproduction, paleoanthropology, population genetics, primatology

University of California (Davis).

University of California (Santa Barbara).

University of Cambridge.

University of Coimbra (PhD). Osteology, dental, paleopathology, forensic

University of Florida (MA and PhD). Functional morphology, bioarchaeology, forensic anthropology, molecular anthropology

University of Hawaii at Manoa.

University of Iowa (MA and PhD).

University of Lincoln, UK (MSc). Forensic anthropology, disaster victim identification, human rights

University of Manitoba.

University of Massachusetts Amherst (MA and PhD). Primatology, paleoanthropology, human biology

University of Michigan (Ann Arbor) (PhD).

University of Minnesota (PhD). Paleoanthropology, primatology, zooarchaeology, geometric morphometrics, taphonomy, evolution of behavior and morphology of humans and other primates

University of Missouri (Anatomy).

University of Missouri (Anthropology) (MA and PhD). Skeletal biology, functional anatomy, human osteology, neanderthals, demography, epidemiology, life history, primate genetics

University of Nevada, Las Vegas (MA and PhD). Evolution human behavior, bioarchaeology, paleoanthropology, evolutionary medicine, developmental origins of health and disease, diet

University of North Carolina (MA and PhD). Human ecology, ecology, environment

University of Southern California (PhD). Primatology

University of Southern California (MA).

University of South Florida (MA and PhD). Applied anthropology, human biology, forensic anthropology, population genetics, demography

University of Tennessee, Knoxville.


Washington State University (PhD). Behavioral ecology, cultural transmission, paleodemography, ancient dna, evolutionary psychology

Wichita State University.

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