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We develop first-rate anthropologists to accept positions in higher education, museums, business, and applied fields.

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What Sets Our Program Apart?

We provide doctoral-level training in archaeology, biological anthropology, and sociocultural anthropology. In addition, we offer some seminars in linguistic anthropology. We also offer a graduate minor in anthropology.

Why Study Anthropology at the University of Minnesota?

We have affiliations with the University of Minnesota College of Design's Master's in Heritage Studies and Public History program, which offers a master's degree (including a track in archaeological heritage) and a graduate minor, with an emphasis on professional non-academic practice.

PhD in Anthropology

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Our PhD program focuses on three subfields: archaeology, biological anthropology, and sociocultural anthropology. We prepare students for a position as a college or university-level researcher and/or teacher, or for an advanced non-academic research position.

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Further Program Information

Our Graduate Student Achievements

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College Resources for Graduate Students

Visit CLA’s website for graduate students to learn about collegiate funding opportunities, student support, career services, and more.

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