Doctoral Program

Program at a glance

How much does it cost? 

Learn more about how to afford a graduate degree from the University of Nevada, Reno.

Contact information

Program Director: Sarah Cowie
Phone: (775) 682-7524

How do I apply?

Fall Application Deadline: December 15. Learn how to apply to the University of Nevada, Reno.

What will I learn with an advanced degree in anthropology?

Anthropology examines the diversity of human experience across culture and time. Anthropologists in the department study everything from human evolution to pre-history to life in a globalizing world. Because of this breadth of focus, anthropology is highly relevant to understanding and living in a rapidly changing world.

Applicants for admission to the doctoral program must have either a Bachelor's or Master's degree in anthropology or a closely-related field and must satisfy all graduate school requirements and specific departmental requirements.

The program emphasizes the research strengths of the Department of Anthropology, as well as the ecology, evolution and conservation biology program; the gender, race and identity program; the Basque studies program; the Desert Research Institute (DRI); the historic preservation program; and other University system facilities.

Application process

Anthropology Graduate Handbook

Read through the anthropology doctoral degree handbook to find out if this advanced degree program is right for you.

Review the graduate program handbook
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