General Description / Special Programs

Students train in all subfields of the discipline. Specialization is under the direction of the faculty in whose competence the specialty falls. The department cooperates and works in conjunction with multidisciplinary university programs (eg, Southeast Asia, Black Studies, Environment, Nonprofit and NGO, Cognitive, Latino and Latin American Studies, and Women, Gender and Sexuality).

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Tuition Info
www.niu.edu/bursar/tuition/tuition.shtml
Degrees
Degrees Offered Anthropology MA, BA/BS major
Highest Degree Offered MA/MS
Other Degree Requirements An undergraduate minor will consist of 18 hours of classes.
Certificate Field Areas
Museum Studies
AA/AS Field Areas
Anthropology
Archaeology
Biological Anthropology
Cultural Anthropology
Linguistic Anthropology
BA/BS Field Areas
Anthropology
BA/BS Requirements
Total hours for a major in Anthropology: 45-58 (BA) or 55-61 (BS)
MA/MS Field Areas
Anthropology
Archaeology
Biological Anthropology
Cultural Anthropology
Linguistic Anthropology
Experience Offered
Conferences
Fellowships/Grants
Internship
MA/MS
MA/ MS Requirements 30-36 semester hours, thesis or non-thesis options, statistics or foreign language, written exams
MA/MS Specializations Applied Anthropology Certificate; Museum Studies Certificate.
Internship / Grants / Funding
Internships Available 0
Internship Required 0
Support Opportunities

Graduate assistantships, stipend plus tuition waiver

Program Details
Research Facilities

The James B. and Rosalyn L. Pick Museum of Anthropology, well-equipped labs, extensive primate and human skeletal collections, ethnographic material, instruments, tools, field equipment, teaching material and a 12,000 artifact museum collection.

Misc Information Graduate Student Association
Certs Offered 0
Contacts
  • Leila Porter
    Primary Contact
    Professor and Presidential Engagement Professor
Online Courses
Online Courses: 1
Online Course Info:

www.niu.edu/clasep/courses/index.shtml

Application Deadlines
Fall Entry to MA Program: February 1, if applying for an assistantship; February 15, assistantship application due; March 1 for all others
Club / Honor Society
Anthropology Club: 1
Anthropology Club Info: niu.edu/anthro/undergrad/AnthroClub/index.shtml
Anthropology Club Advisor: Emily McKee
Lambda Alpha Chapter: 0