Stacy Camp in the Anthropology lab

M.A. Anthropology

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College of Business and Economics
University of Idaho
ALB 125
875 Perimeter Drive MS 3161
Phone: (208) 885-6453
Fax: (208) 885-6296
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Advanced Study of Human Culture

This program provides the advanced graduate training and research you need to pursue a professional career in anthropology. Study general anthropology, archaeology, physical anthropology and ethnology, lead independent research and complete a thesis in your area of choice. Students have opportunities to work alongside faculty in the field and in the Laboratory of Anthropology.

Fast Facts

  • Professional experience gained through work on faculty research projects, in the Laboratory of Anthropology, and field schools.
  • Many students present at professional conferences and several have co-authored articles with faculty.
  • Many students obtained employment as anthropologists with government agencies and private contracting firms, and pursue Ph.D. programs.
  • Scientific Research
  • Government
  • Cultural Resource Management
  • Consulting
  • International Development
  • Education
  • Forensics
  • Social Services
  • Human Rights and Environmental Organizations
  • Law
  • Medical Research and Public Health
  • Media
  • Tourism
  • Business
  • Public Relations
Salary $35,235 - $152,430 based on national averages
Degree Roadmap

Download PDF of a Graduate Student Guide.  More information is available on the available on the Department of Sociology & Anthropology website.

Degree Prep

An undergraduate degree in anthropology is not required though is desirable. At least one course in statistics is also desirable.

  • Donald E. Crabtree Lithic Technology Scholarship
  • Lawrence Aripa Anthropology Scholarship
  • Jeff Markos Memorial Scholarship
  • Roderick Sprague Endowment in Anthropology
  • John Calhoun Smith Memorial Fund

There are also a limited number of TA positions are awarded through the department.
Financial Aid

To find out about deadlines, scholarships and eligibility requirements, please visit the University of Idaho Financial Aid Office.

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Hands-On Learning

Graduate students work on faculty research projects, volunteer at the Laboratory of Anthropology, and work at field schools.

  • Anthropology Club