M.A. On Campus


University of Nevada, Reno

12 months
21006 USD/year
21006 USD/year
5352 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The M.A. in Anthropology at University of Nevada, Reno offers students the opportunity to study everything from human evolution to prehistory 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.


The Anthropology program offered by University of Nevada, Reno prepares students for gaining skills and experience in original research.

Students pursuing the master of arts degree must satisfy all graduate school requirements. A thesis is required. Optional tracks for the thesis include prehistoric/historical archaeology, cultural anthropology, linguistic anthropology or physical/biological anthropology.

During our M.A. in Anthropology at University of Nevada, Reno students will:

  • discuss the concepts that allow the intellectual integration of four sub-fields together into anthropology; and each sub-field’s major contributions to the scientific and humanistic study of our own species.
  • be successful in finding professional employment in their specialty; or alternatively students should be able to apply successfully to doctoral programs at any university in the U.S.A.

Programme Structure

Courses Include:

  • Individual Reading 
  • Graduate Research 
  • Graduate Seminar in Cultural Anthropology 
  • Graduate Seminar in Physical Anthropology 
  • Graduate Seminar in Archaeology and Prehistory
  • Seminar Anthropological Problems
  • Advanced Seminar in Quaternary Studies 
  • Graduate Seminar in Anthropological Linguistics
  • Lithic Technological Organization
  • Great Basin Prehistory and Paleoecology 
  • Peopling of the Americas
  • Internship 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


31 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®
GMAT admission requirements GMAT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • University admission application, official transcripts and GRE scores should be received electronically by the Graduate School, so that they reach the department office by the deadline. 

In addition to all Graduate School application materials, the department requires two additional documents:

  • Personal statement
  • Graduate assistantship application

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    21006 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 21006 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    21006 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 21006 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    5352 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5352 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Reno

860 - 1230 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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