The University of Alabama offers a fully funded PhD in Biocultural Medical Anthropology, the study of the influence of social relations and culture on psychological and biological dimensions of well-being. For biocultural medical anthropology students, the skills learned for their research will include interviewing, participant observation, research design, physical and physiological measurement techniques, as well as SPSS, Anthropac, and programs for qualitative data analysis. Students entering the PhD program are guaranteed a conditional five years of funding. Most PhD students in the program will receive funding via .5 FTE (Full Time Equivalent) Graduate Teaching Assistantships. These carry a 9-month stipend plus payment of tuition.