23411 USD/year
23411 USD/year
6869 USD/year
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The Doctor of Philosophy program in Anthropology from University of Nevada, Las Vegas combines academically rigorous studies with individual mentorship of students in their areas of interests.

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Students received advanced training in theory, contemporary research methods, research design and implementation, and proposal writing. After gaining foundational theoretical and topical knowledge relating to the field of anthropology in general and to their specific research foci in particular, students work intensively with faculty members to design and implement an advanced research project.

Our Anthropology program from University of Nevada, Las Vegas is explicitly cross-disciplinary, and students are encouraged to work with a variety of faculty members and to approach anthropology through a broad lens. Our program focuses on four broad areas: childhood and parenting; food, subsistence, and nutrition; human adaptive strategies; and sexuality, gender and identity.

Learning Outcomes

  • Develop a substantive knowledge of anthropological theory and information, including a thorough understanding a particular theoretical, topical and regional subject. Obtain mastery 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 conceive of, implement, and complete original anthropological research that makes a substantive contribution to the discipline.
  • Be able to excel in written and oral communication. Be able to make presentations to professional audiences, and understand how to successfully write grants and publish in the academic community.
  • Obtain experience in the application of anthropological theory and methods, and gain leadership skills in carrying out anthropological projects independently.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Quantitative Methods in Anthropology
  • Research Design, Professional Ethics, and Grant Writing for Anthropologists
  • Core Concepts in Anthropology
  • Proseminar 

Key information

Start dates & application deadlines


42 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Students entering with an approved M.A. will not be required to go through the department's M.A. program, but they may be required to take remedial courses in the case of deficiencies. A background in Anthropology is preferred among applicants.
  • The applicant must have at least a 3.50 (A=4.00) grade point average for previous graduate work.
  • The applicant must submit an example of their previous research, preferably a published paper; a copy of their thesis or a relevant research paper is also acceptable.
  • The applicant must submit a detailed statement of intent (1-2 pages) outlining proposed research. In addition, the applicant must identify specific members of the faculty with whom they may wish to work.
  • Three letters of recommendation must be provided attesting to the applicant's ability to conduct doctoral level work. At least two of the letters must be from academic references.

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Living costs for Las Vegas

880 - 1430 USD /month
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