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University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Department of Anthropology

Las Vegas, NV

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Overview

University of Nevada, Las Vegas / Department of Anthropology is located in Las Vegas, NV, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

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

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 3
Doctoral Degrees 2
Other Advanced 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
Thesis Required
Oral defense of thesis
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required
Oral defense of dissertation

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

47
Applied
23
Accepted
11
Enrolled
49%

Applying

60
Application Fee - Domestic
95
Application Fee - International
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline February 1st February 1st No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test
Master's Degree Requirements 18 semester credit hours in anthropology with minimum GPA of 3.0; research paper; letter of intent; 3 letters of recommendation
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test
Doctoral Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.5 for previous graduate work; example of previous work; statement of intent; 3 letters of recommendation

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550
TOEFL IBT score: 80
IELTS: Required IELTS Paper score: 7

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

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

Student Body

41
Total Graduate Students
2%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 17.07%
Black or African American 0%
White or Caucasian 51%
American Indian or Alaska Native 2.44%
Asian 7.32%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 7.32%
Unknown 14.63%

Gender

Male (36%)
Female (63%)

Faculty

15
Total faculty
Full-time - 14
Part-time - 1
Male (10)
Female (5)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Food and nutrition, adaptive strategies, childhood and parenting, sexuality, gender and identity.
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
48,668

Location & Contact

Address 4505 South Maryland Parkway
Box 455003
Las Vegas, NV  89154-5003
United States
Contact Dr. Daniel Benyshek
Chair/Professor
Email: anthropology.chair@unlv.edu
Phone: 702-895-2070
Fax: 702-895-4823

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