Anthropology (MA)

MA

Anthropology, MA

On Campus 30 - 36 cr 30 - 36 cr Option I Option II Option III

Study with nationally and internationally known scholar-teachers in archaeology (especially digital heritage and museum studies), forensic anthropology, medical anthropology, and human eco-dynamics.

Description

Anthropology is in the new School of Global Integrative Studies along with Geography and Global Studies. Thus, students in our program receive rigorous training in anthropology as well as exposure to concepts, methods, and the professional networks that extend beyond anthropology. Our faculty are involved in research around the world including the Great Plains. And, students here forge close working relationships with faculty and receive quality training for careers in academia, government, the nonprofit sector, and business. Graduate students often collaborate with faculty on research and jointly publish articles in national journals and present at conferences together.

Several of our faculty are fellows in the Center for Digital Research in the Humanities and others are part of the research team at Research, Evaluation, Analysis for Community Health (REACH). We coordinate with and offer specializations in Digital Humanities, Environmental Studies, Great Plains Studies, and Women's and Gender Studies. In addition, we offer a specialization in Professional Archaeology, with the goal of preparing students to immediately assume leadership positions in the heritage industry. We have close working relationships with the Department of Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency, History Nebraska, and the National Park Service Midwest Archeological Center. We also offer certificates in Forensic Anthropology and Museum Studies.

Specializations

  1. Environmental Studies
  2. Ethnic Studies
  3. Great Plains Studies
  4. Professional Archaeology
  5. Women's & Gender Studies

Graduate Admission Requirements

  • Application for Admission with $50 non-refundable application fee.
  • One set of transcripts.
  • If the student’s native language is not English, verification of English proficiency is required.
  • If International: upload copies of all college- or university-level transcripts or mark sheets (records of courses and marks earned), with certificates, diplomas, and degrees plus certified English translations.

    * Official documents are required from all students who are admitted and enroll. Photocopies of certified records are not acceptable. International students enrolled in other U.S. institutions may have certified copies of all foreign records sent directly to the Office of Graduate Studies by their current school’s registrar office.

  • If applicant is not a US citizen and expects an F or J visa: financial information.
  • Applicants must also fulfill any additional requirements the department specifies at the time of application.

Major Admission Requirements

  • CV or resume
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Letter of Intent

Admission Deadlines

  • February 1, 2021 for Fall.

NOTE: When sending GRE or TOEFL scores, our institution code is 6877 and a department code is not needed

Department

Anthropology

Graduate Chair

LuAnn Wandsnider

Support Staff

Kat Bickert

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