UTRGV Department of Anthropology offers a variety of archaeology and cultural anthropology courses at the graduate level.  You can take these courses and earn a Master's Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies (M.A.I.S.). To pursue an M.A.I.S. degree with a concentration in anthropology, a student must take 36 masters (6000 and 7000) level courses.  Eighteen of those hours must be in anthropology, including ANTH 6345 Anthropological Theory and Methodology. 

The remaining 18 hours must be taken in two different disciplines, 9 hours in each discipline.  The choice of these other disciplines is up to the individual student.

The M.A.I.S. degree includes both a thesis and non-thesis option.

Course Offerings

MAIS Anthropology

Questions? Contact Dr. William Yaworsky,, the MAIS Anthropology Program Coordinator. BMAIN 1428. Phone (956) 882-7846

The UTRGV Department of Anthropology also supports an active Anthropology Club as well as a chapter of Lambda Alpha, the Anthropology Honor Society (See Student Organizations).