UTPA Anthropology Program offers a variety of archealogy and cultural anthropology courses at the graduate level. You can take these courses and earn a Master's Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies (MAIS). To pursue an MAIS 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. A few other graduate level options in anthropology include: Mexican American Folklore, Anthropology of Borders, Mexican American Culture, Visual Anthropology and Ethnography of the Borderlands.
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 MAIS degree includes both a thesis and non-thesis option.
The UTPA Anthropology Program also supports an active Anthropology Club as well as a chapter of Lambda Alpha, the Anthropology Honor Society (See Student Organizations).