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Anthropology - Biological Anthropology

24 months
1333 USD/credit 19995 USD/year
1333 USD/credit 19995 USD/year
429 USD/credit 6435 USD/year
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The Anthropology - Biological Anthropology concentration from University of Colorado Denver within the graduate program is concerned with modern human biological diversity and the evolutionary history that has led to that diversity.


Students in this Anthropology - Biological Anthropology concentration from University of Colorado Denver develop a firm understanding of the evolutionary processes that lead to physical and behavioral variation in humans and non-humans, and quantitative methods used to explore and explain this variation. Students may take courses in diverse areas including evolutionary biology, genetics, ecology, ethnobiology, epidemiology, nutrition, medical anthropology, primatology and paleontology. Additionally,

because biological anthropology is multidisciplinary in nature, students are encouraged to consider courses offered outside the department's curriculum.

Career Opportunities

A particular advantage of our program is the diverse array of opportunities for professional development that we offer students.

Our graduates have valuable skills to offer future employers in the health care industry, in nonprofits, museums, cultural resource management firms, health consulting firms, and advocacy organizations, as reflected by our success in student placements. We also graduate students who are highly competitive in admissions to selective graduate programs. You can learn more about our alumni by reading their bios here. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Biocultural Foundations of Health
  • Ethnobiology
  • Anthropology of Food and Nutrition
  • Evolutionary Medicine
  • Advanced Issues in Human Evolution
  • Human Biological Variation

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

Student insurance

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  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
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  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Apply Online: Domestic and International​
  • An undergraduate record of good quality ( minimum 3.0 GPA or higher for all undergraduate studies)
  • One copy of transcripts from all undergraduate/graduate institutions attended are required.**
  • Prior training in anthropology (see below for details)
  • GRE scores are optional, not required. 
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Statement of applicant's goals, both in graduate school and in their career after completing our program

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    19995 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1333 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    19995 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1333 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • In-State

    6435 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 429 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for Denver

1310 - 2220 USD /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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