Our Academic Programs


5240 Social Science Building
1180 Observatory Dr
Madison WI 53706
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Phone: 608-262-2869
Fax: 608-265-4216
Email: anthrograd@mailplus.wisc.edu

Face-to-Face Evening/weekend1 Online2 Hybrid3 Accelerated4 Add'l assistantship and/or enrollment policy5
Admitting Degree(s):

About the Anthropology Program

Anthropology is the comparative study of human diversity and distinctiveness through time and across the world. Anthropology spans the humanities, social sciences, and biological, cognitive, and evolutionary sciences. In offering a natural history of the human species, it studies human biological and behavioral variation. Anthropology aims at uncovering the patterns of past and present socio-economic life, and seeks to understand how cultural meaning and political power shape human experience.

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Graduate School Guide

Faculty listings, program overview, minimum degree requirements and satisfactory progress information.

Program Profile

Program statistical information on admissions, enrollment, student funding, and degrees.

Additional Policy

We have a limited amount of graduate student support through teaching assistantships and fellowships. These are awarded competitively, and are only awarded to those applicants who have all their materials in by the December 1st deadline.

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1 These programs are offered in an evening and/or weekend format to accommodate working schedules. Enjoy the advantages of on-campus courses and personal connections, while keeping your day job. For more information about the meeting schedule of a specific program, contact the program.

2 These programs are offered primarily online. Many available online programs can be completed almost entirely online with all online programs offering at least 50 percent or more of the program work online. Some online programs have an on-campus component that is often designed to accommodate working schedules. Take advantage of the convenience of online learning while participating in a rich, interactive learning environment. For more information about the online nature of a specific program, contact the program.

3 These programs have innovative curricula that combine on-campus and online formats. Most hybrid programs are completed on-campus with a partial or completely online semester. For more information about the hybrid schedule of a specific program, contact the program.

4 These on-campus programs are offered in an accelerated format that allows you to complete your program in a condensed time-frame. Enjoy the advantages of on-campus courses with minimal disruption to your career. For more information about the accelerated nature of a specific program, contact the program.

5 Students in most on-campus graduate programs are eligible for assistantships. Please look carefully at the additional policies listed above for more information about the specific assistantship and enrollment policies for the program. Contact the program with any questions.