The 2023-2024 AnthroGuide is the last print version. Edits for graduate programs are due July 31, 2023.

University of Alaska, Anchorage, Department of Anthropology
3211 Providence Drive BMH231 Anchorage AK 99508 United States
Phone+1 907.786.1665
General Description / Special Programs

Department offers undergraduate and graduate programs, including MA in applied anthropology and BA/BS major/minor in anthropology. The MA program trains students in applied cultural anthropology or cultural resource management. Faculty interests focus on archaeology, zooarchaeology, health and wellness, kinship and housing, urban/rural dynamics, and behavioral health in the Circumpolar North and the North Pacific. Faculty research projects include work primarily in Alaska and Canada.

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Tuition Info
Degrees Offered MA in Anthropology, BA/BS in Anthropology, Minor in Anthropology, Minor in Cultural and Natural Resources Management
Highest Degree Offered MA/MS
BA/BS Field Areas
BA/BS Requirements
Students complete a holistic curriculum in the four subfields of anthropology and learn specifically about the anthropology of the region in which UAA is located. Please see UAA catalog for details:
MA/MS Field Areas
Applied Anthropology
Experience Offered
MA/ MS Requirements Students chose from one of two applied emphases: cultural resource management (CRM) or applied cultural anthropology. Both emphases include theoretical and methods courses as well as hands-on practicum, internship, or field course experience. Students also complete a research-based master's thesis. Please see UAA catalog for details:
MA/MS Specializations Archaeology (CRM) or Applied Cultural Anthropology
Internship / Grants / Funding
Internships Available 1
Internship Required 0
Internship Info

Internships arranged with local, state, and federal organizations/offices.

Support Opportunities

Limited number of graduate TAs and paid internships available

Program Details
Research Facilities

Archaeology labs, Arch GIS lab, Cultural Anthropology lab, Bio-Archaeology lab; repository for faunal collections of Alaska Consortium of Zooarchaeologists

Collections Comparative Zooarchaeological Collection
Library Resources UAA/APU Consortium Library, 3211 Providence Drive, Anchorage, AK 99508:
Certs Offered 0
Consortium of Practicing and Applied Anthropologists (COPAA) -
Online Courses
Online Courses: 1
Online Course Info:
  • ANTH 101 Intro to Anthropology
  • ANTH 200 Alaska Native Cultures
  • ANTH 202 Cultural Anthropology
  • ANTH 205 Biological Anthropology
  • ANTH 210 Linguistic Anthropology
  • ANTH 211 Archaeology
  • ANTH 250 First Footsteps/First Cities: Emergence of Complex Societies
  • ANTH 390A Arctic and Subarctic Peoples
  • ANTH 390B World Cultures
  • ANTH 390C Comparative Culture Studies
  • Some 400-level and graduate-level courses also offered via distance delivery (usually teleconference-style at regular meeting times).
Application Deadlines
Single annual deadline for graduate applications - Feb. 15
Club / Honor Society
Anthropology Club: 1
Anthropology Club Info: Facebook:
Anthropology Club Advisor: Diane Hanson
Lambda Alpha Chapter: 0