What will I learn?

Dig into the past and present of humankind.

Whether you want to study people who lived long ago or examine cultures of today, this program provides the advanced graduate training and research experiences you need to pursue a professional career in the field of anthropology.

As a student in this program, you will complete coursework, seminars and directed studies in general anthropology, archaeology, physical anthropology and ethnology. You will also lead independent research and complete a thesis.

Department research specialties include historical archaeology, prehistoric Plateau archaeology, archaeological conservation and stabilization, Plateau Indian ethnography, contemporary American culture, human evolution, and indigenous peoples of South America.

Graduate students have opportunities to work alongside faculty in the field and in the university’s Laboratory of Anthropology on archeological digs, archival research, and artifact and preservation projects.

Career Outcomes

With this degree, you could become a/an:

  • Analyst
  • Applied anthropologist
  • Archaeologist
  • Archivist
  • Conservator
  • Cultural anthropologist
  • Curator
  • Ecologist
  • Educator/Teacher/Professor
  • Forensic scientist
  • Health services provider
  • Market researcher
  • Museum exhibit designer
  • Park guide/ranger
  • Physical anthropologist
  • Project evaluator
  • Researcher

Which department am I in?

College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences

Study options

Full Time (30 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$29,412.00 per year
Start date

12 January 2022, 22 August 2022

Venue

University of Idaho

875 Perimeter Drive,

MOSCOW,

Idaho,

83844, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Graduate school applicants must possess the equivalent of a U.S. bachelor's degree, with a minimum overall Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.

For international students

Graduate school applicants must possess the equivalent of a U.S. bachelor's degree, with a minimum overall Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.

The following are acceptable as proof of English competency for graduate students:

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language): minimum overall score of 79

IELTS (International English Language Testing System): minimum overall score of 6.5

MELAB (Michigan English Language Assessment Battery): Minimum overall score of 77

U of I American Language and Culture Program (ALCP) with score of a Level 6/Advanced Pass

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

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