Graduate | Anthropology | SIU

Southern Illinois University



College of Liberal Arts

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Anthropology Graduate Program

We offer graduate programs leading to the Master of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy degrees in Anthropology. We strive to produce students with strong expertise in particular specialty areas plus broad backgrounds in the major sub-fields of anthropology (Archaeology, Biological, and Sociocultural) and an appreciation for the holistic nature of the discipline. In accord with this philosophy, we offer a flexible program which serves students with diverse interests and goals. See also the Anthropology listing in the current Graduate Catalog for description of our programs and details of admission requirements. Inquiries about our graduate program should be sent to:

Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Anthropology-Mail Code 4502
1000 Faner Drive, Room 3525
Carbondale, IL 62901
Phone: 618-453-5037

For application materials and more information on degree programs, see links at left.

Application Deadlines


All materials must be on file for full consideration for financial aid (University Fellowships, Graduate Assistantships)


Final deadline for Fall admission. Applications completed after this date will be considered only in exceptional cases, as determined by the Director of Graduate Studies.


Students are normally admitted to begin only in fall semester. Rare exceptions can be made for doctoral students.

Useful Information Resources

Anthropology Graduate Studies Forms