12 months
23411 USD/year
23411 USD/year
6869 USD/year
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The Master of Arts program in Anthropology offered by the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, trains students broadly in both anthropological theory and method. 

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Anthropology  students at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas , receive a first-rate classroom-based education combined with exceptional opportunities for practical laboratory and field experience. Research skills are developed through designing and completing an original research project. Our curriculum is designed to develop critical thinking, reading and writing skills to prepare students for a variety of jobs or to continue their academic studies in pursuit of a higher degree.

Learning Objectives 

  • Develop an advanced knowledge of general anthropological theory and information, and a detailed comprehension of a specific subject area.
  • Be able to critically evaluate anthropological theories and arguments, and be able to construct sound anthropological interpretations.
  • Be able to develop research questions and identify the appropriate methods by which to address the questions.  Be able to design and complete original research on an anthropological topic.
  • Obtain competency in written and oral communication.  Be able to effectively communicate, through written manuscripts and oral presentations, information to professional audiences.
  • Obtain experience in the application of anthropological theory and methods.
  • Become familiar with the ethical standards involved in conducting anthropological research.

Career Possibilities

Diverse career options exist for individuals holding an M.A. degree in Anthropology. Our graduates are trained to be competitive for a wide range of jobs that demand critical thinking, effective communication skills, and an understanding of global and multicultural issues. Students in our M.A. program tailor their studies to their specific areas of interest. Below are some of some of the most common jobs that students receiving an M.A. degree may be come qualified to hold:

  • Archaeological Project
  • Director
  • Museum Curator
  • Museum Interpreter
  • Cultural Resource Specialist
  • Forensic Scientist
  • Public health worker
  • Peace Corps Worker
  • Non Governmental Organizational Employee
  • Corporate Anthropologist
  • Historic Preservationist
  • Grant Writer
  • Ethnographer
  • Tourist Guide

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Archaeological Theory
  • Proseminar 
  • Core Concepts in Anthropology
  • Seminar in Archaeological and Historic Preservation
  • Quantitative Methods in Anthropology
  • Computer Applications for Anthropologists
  • Research Design, Professional Ethics, and Grant Writing for Anthropologists

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

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  • In addition to the general admission requirements established by the Graduate College, a background in Anthropology is preferred. Deficiencies can be made up in consultation with a graduate advisor upon entrance to the program.
  • Applicants must submit a research paper representative of their undergraduate work. If the student did not major in anthropology as an undergraduate, a research paper in another field indicative of the student's ability is acceptable.
  • Applicants must also submit an explicit letter of intent.
  • Three letters of recommendation must be provided attesting to the applicant's ability to conduct graduate level work. At least two of the letters from academic references are preferred. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    23411 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 23411 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    23411 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 23411 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    6869 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6869 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Las Vegas

880 - 1430 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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