General Description / Special Programs

Students are admitted for the MA in Cultural Resource Management or the PhD in archaeology, sociocultural, linguistic, and biological anthropology; also concentrations in feminist anthropology and paleoanthropology are available. Topical and areal strengths of the department include cultural politics, feminist anthropology, medical anthropology, paleoanthropology, cultural evolution, expressive culture, historical archaeology, European archaeology, African Studies, Asian studies, and Latin American studies. The department also offers an 18 semester hours Certificate in Museum Studies for undergraduate, nontraditional, and online students.

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Degrees
Degrees Offered Anthropology PhD, MA, BA, BS
Highest Degree Offered PhD
Certificate Field Areas
Museum Studies
BA/BS Field Areas
Archaeology
Biological Anthropology
Cultural Anthropology
Linguistic Anthropology
BA/BS Requirements
The BA in Anthropology requires 33 semester hours in the major; at least 15 semester hours in the major must be earned at The University of Iowa. The BS in Anthropology requires 39 semester hours in the major plus 15 semester hours in an associated minor; at least 15 semester hours in the major must be earned at The University of Iowa. Graduation with honors in the major is open to students with a grade-point average of at least 3.50 in Anthropology. In addition to the regular major requirements, honors students complete an honors research seminar, a graduate-level course and an honors research project. The department offers four optional undergraduate tracks that can be earned along with either a Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Science degree: gender and culture, cultural resource and heritage management, environmental anthropology, and medical anthropology. The department also offers one optional undergraduate track, Anthropology for the Health Professions, in association with the Bachelor of Science degree. Students majoring in anthropology may use a track to provide a particular focus in their study plan.
MA/MS Field Areas
Archaeology
Biological Anthropology
Cultural Anthropology
Linguistic Anthropology
MA/MS
MA/ MS Requirements The MA in Anthropology requires 30-36 semester hours of graduate credit depending on the student's previous anthropological training; summer research is encouraged. For more information, please see the department's website. Students may choose to earn a terminal M.A. with a focus on cultural resource management--archaeology (CRM), which prepares them for a professional career in that field.
PhD Field Areas
Archaeology
Biological Anthropology
Cultural Anthropology
Linguistic Anthropology
Phd
Phd Requirements The PhD in Anthropology requires 72 semester hours of course work beyond the BA degree; one foreign language, comprehensive examination, fieldwork or equivalent, dissertation, oral defense. For more information, please see the department's website. PhD students develop professional specialization for independent research and teaching. The department also offers concentrations in Paleoanthropology and Feminist Anthropology, and has key strengths in both Medical Anthropology and Asian Studies.
Internship / Grants / Funding
Internships Available 0
Internship Required 0
Support Opportunities

Multi-year teaching and research assistantships with full tuition scholarships typically are available to qualified graduate students for 5 years; supplemental multi-year University fellowships are available to highly qualified applicants; Graduate College, International Programs (https://international.uiowa.edu/students/awards), Graduate Student Senate, and departmental funds available for summer research. T. Anne Cleary Fellowships for international dissertation research. June Helm Student Fellowships. Ballard/Seashore dissertation write-up support also available.

Program Details
Research Facilities

Archaeology Repository of the State of Iowa at Office of the State Archaeologist https://archaeology.uiowa.edu/; Biological Anthropology, European Archaeology, multi-media Linguistic Anthropology, North American Archaeology, Zooarchaeology and Quantitative Anthropology Laboratories.

Publications

The anthrObserver, Department of Anthropology Newsletter

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Contacts
Affiliations
Links with the Office of the State Archaeologist, Colleges of Dentistry, Nursing and Public Health; Programs in African Studies, American Indian and Native Studies. Asian and Pacific Studies, Global Health Studies, International Studies, Latin American Studies, Museum Studies, South Asian Studies; Departments of Biology, Geoscience, Linguistics, Department of Gender, Women's and Sexuality Studies; Museums of Art and Natural History; Center for Global and Regional Environmental Research, Iowa Arts Council.
Online Courses
Online Courses: 0
Application Deadlines
All graduate application materials are due on January 1. For more information, please see the department's website.
Club / Honor Society
Anthropology Club: 0
Lambda Alpha Chapter: 0