Graduate Degree Program Summary

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Graduate Degrees Offered

  • M.A.
Specializations - what's a specialization?
  • Professional Archaeology
  • Environmental Studies
  • Ethnic Studies
  • Great Plains Studies
  • Women's and Gender Studies
Areas of Study
  • Applied-Development Anthropology
  • Archaeology
  • Evolutionary Anthropology
  • Medical Anthropology
  • Native American Studies


Application Checklist and Deadlines

Required by the Office of Graduate Studies

See also: steps to admission.

Required by Anthropology in GAMES

After you apply, allow one business day for us to establish your access to GAMES, where you'll complete these departmental requirements:

Application Deadline

   Fall: February 1   Spring: October 1

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The Department of Anthropology offers a graduate program in anthropology, especially suited for students with research interests in historical archaeology, evolutionary approaches to human behavior, and applied/development anthropology. In many cases, individualized programs of study can be accommodated.

The department has excellent laboratories for computer-based instruction and research in archaeology and biological and cultural anthropology. In addition, the department is closely affiliated with the Nebraska State Historical Society, the University of Nebraska State Museum, the Centers for Great Plains Studies, Native American Studies, Asian Studies, and African and African American Studies. Of special interest to archaeologists is the department's strong teaching and research partnership with the Midwest Archaeological Center (National Park Service) which offers students opportunities for employment, fellowships, and internships.

Courses and More

Students in Anthropology are most likely to take courses in: See also: Course Catalog in the Graduate Bulletin.

Students will work with an advisor to create a Program of Studies or Memorandum of Courses during the first half of their coursework.

Faculty and Research

Landscape and Historical Archaeology; Europe; Archaeology in Identity Formation; Relationship and Interpretation
Native Peoples; Ethnohistory; Oral History Sociolinguistics; Native Language Ideology
Research methods, indigenous land rights and resource use, human rights and diversity, human behavioral ecology, kinship and social structure, history of anthropological theory, human origins
Technology; Material Culture; Lithics; Historic Archaeology; Conflict and War; Japan; North America
Hunter-Gatherers; Evolutionary Ecology; Adult Development and Aging; Cross Cultural Gender Roles; Peoples and Cultures of Africa
General Anthropology; Religion, Race, and Race Relations; Ethnohistory; Caribbean
     Adjunct Faculty
Behavioral Ecology; Economic Exchange; Time Allocation
American Fur Trade; Historical Archaeology of Tourism
     Adjunct Faculty
Sociocultural Anthropology; Globalization; Identity; Tourism/Travel; Kinship and Relatedness; Material Culture
     Adjunct Faculty
Cultural Resource Management; Cultural Ecology; Earthworks and Mounds of the Midwest
     Adjunct Faculty
Native North Americans; Arctic; Great Plains
Historical Archaeology; 18th Century French Fur Trade; 19th Century Settlement and Transportation Systems; Cultural Resource Management
     Adjunct Faculty
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Skeletal Biology; Nutrition; Human Adaptation, Growth and Development; Medical Anthropology; Evolutionary Medicine
Great Plains and Rocky Mountain Archaeology; 19th Century Military Sites; Forensic Archaeology
     Adjunct Faculty
Archaic-Late Prehistoric of the North American High Plains; Traditional Food Preparation; Spatial Analysis; Archaeological Method and Theory
Refugee Resettlement; Refugees from Sudan; Cross-Cultural Health

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