Anthropology


Winter break is December 24 through January 4

University offices will be closed but our Application for Graduate Admission will still be open.

If you apply during the break we'll contact you with additional details in early January. You may receive automated app-related messages before then. You'll gain access to GAMES, if applicable, after your application has been processed.

Graduate Degree Program Summary

Graduate degrees offered

Degrees

  • M.A.

Areas

A specialization is a well-defined area of study that will appear on your transcript with your degree and major. Specializations are optional in most UNL programs.

Specializations
  • 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
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Contacts for Anthropology

On the Web

Anthropology

Graduate Chair

Dr. Effie Athanassopoulos

eathanassopoulos1@unl.edu

402-472-0172

Graduate Secretary

Ms. Kathy Hellwege

khellwege1@unl.edu

402-472-2411

Campus Address

810 Oldfather Hall

Lincoln NE 68588-0368


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:

  • Entrance exam(s): GRE
  • Minimum English proficiency: Paper TOEFL 550, Internet TOEFL 79, IELTS 6.5
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Statement of purpose

When sending GRE or TOEFL scores, UNL's institution code is 6877 and a department code is not needed.


Application Deadlines for Anthropology
Fall: February 1 Spring: October 1

Description

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

Effie Athanassopoulos
Landscape and Historical Archaeology; Europe; Archaeology in Identity Formation; Relationship and Interpretation
Mark Awakuni-Swetland
Native Peoples; Ethnohistory; Oral History Sociolinguistics; Native Language Ideology
Wayne Babchuk
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
Peter Bleed
Technology; Material Culture; Lithics; Historic Archaeology; Conflict and War; Japan; North America
Emeritus
Patricia Draper
Hunter-Gatherers; Evolutionary Ecology; Adult Development and Aging; Cross Cultural Gender Roles; Peoples and Cultures of Africa
Emeritus
Stephen Glazier
General Anthropology; Religion, Race, and Race Relations; Ethnohistory; Caribbean
Adjunct Faculty
Raymond Hames
Behavioral Ecology; Economic Exchange; Time Allocation
Ralph Hartley
Adjunct
Carolyn Heitman
Archaeology, kinship and households, social and ritual organization, gender, social inequality, cultural heritage preservation, ethnoarchaeology, digital archaeology and digital anthropologies; American Southwest
William Hunt
American Fur Trade; Historical Archaeology of Tourism
Adjunct Faculty
Naomi Leite
Sociocultural Anthropology; Globalization; Identity; Tourism/Travel; Kinship and Relatedness; Material Culture
Adjunct Faculty
Mark Lynott
Cultural Resource Management; Cultural Ecology; Earthworks and Mounds of the Midwest
Adjunct Faculty
Martha McCollough
Native North Americans; Arctic; Great Plains
Vergil Noble
Historical Archaeology; 18th Century French Fur Trade; 19th Century Settlement and Transportation Systems; Cultural Resource Management
Adjunct Faculty
Alan Osborn
Daniel Osborne
Skeletal Biology; Nutrition; Human Adaptation, Growth and Development; Medical Anthropology; Evolutionary Medicine
Doug Scott
Great Plains and Rocky Mountain Archaeology; 19th Century Military Sites; Forensic Archaeology
Adjunct Faculty
LuAnn Wandsnider
Archaic-Late Prehistoric of the North American High Plains; Traditional Food Preparation; Spatial Analysis; Archaeological Method and Theory
Mary Willis
Refugee Resettlement; Refugees from Sudan; Cross-Cultural Health

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