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University of Alaska Fairbanks

Department of Anthropology

Fairbanks, AK


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University of Alaska Fairbanks


University of Alaska Fairbanks / Department of Anthropology is located in Fairbanks, AK, in a small setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Master of Arts (MA)

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 2
Doctoral Degrees 0

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? No
Terminal master's degree available? No

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE general test
1 Foreign Language
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required
Oral defense of project or thesis 4 semesters of a Foreign Language or proficiency in a research tool
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE general test
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required
Oral defense of thesis two foreign languages or one foreign language and research tool


Acceptance Rate



Application Fee - Domestic
applications accepted?
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline January 15th January 15th Yes
Spring deadline October 1st September 1st No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE general test
Master's Degree Requirements Bachelor's degree in anthropology with minimum cumulative undergraduate and major GPA of 3.0 application packet which includes letters of recommendation and a statement of goals
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE general test
Doctoral Degree Requirements Master's degree in anthropology application packet which includes letters of recommendation and a statement of goals

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550
TOEFL IBT score: 79
IELTS: Required IELTS Paper score: 6.5

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards January 15
Types of financial support available Fellowships
Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Health Care Benefits
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

Total Graduate Students
International Breakout (representing other countries)


Hispanic/Latino 2.94%
Black or African American 0%
White or Caucasian 61%
American Indian or Alaska Native 2.94%
Asian 0%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 5.88%
Unknown 17.65%


Male (32%)
Female (67%)


Total faculty
Full-time - 9
Part-time - 0
Male (4)
Female (5)


Focus of faculty research: Our faculty offer a balanced and flexible program of academic courses and research opportunities in archaeology, cultural, biological, and linguistic anthropology. Our research primarily focuses on Alaska and the Circumpolar North. In addition, our faculty work in several regions in Africa, Central America, Central and South Asia, Middle East, Oceania, North America, and Europe. Our research has an immediate impact on our instruction. We illustrate fundamental principles with data from our fi
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:

Location & Contact

Address PO Box 757720
Fairbanks, AK  99775-7720
United States
Contact Dr. Patrick Plattet
Department Chair
Phone: 907-474-7009