What will I learn?

The master's degree can be a first stage toward the doctorate or may be used by students wishing to apply knowledge of anthropology to a related field. Candidates must present a thesis or paper in lieu of a thesis acceptable to their advisers and another member of the graduate faculty within the department.

Which department am I in?

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Study options

Full Time (32 hours for both thesis and non thesis option)

Tuition fees
$33,202.00 (24,64,833) per year
Start date

Expected August 2021


College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

2090 Lincoln Hall,

702 South Wright Street,



61801, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants are required to have the equivalent of a U.S. bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution. They should have earned a minimum grade average of “B,” or the equivalent, in the last two years of undergraduate study.

For international students

Applicants must have earned at least a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college in the United States or a comparable degree from a recognized institution of higher learning abroad. A grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 (A=4.0), or comparable GPA for an international applicant, for last two years of undergraduate study is a minimum requirement for admission.

English Language Requirements:

TOEFL iBT - 79-102

TOEFL CBT - 213-253

TOEFL PBT - 550-610

IELTS (academic exam) - 6.5-7.0

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.