Skip navigation


Anthropology Graduate Students at Amache

Department of Anthropology

Master of Arts in Anthropology

Our master of arts in Anthropology focuses on public anthropology by applying the discipline's concepts, methods and insights to issues of contemporary relevance and concern. You'll gain valuable experience in archaeological field schools and community-engaged research projects or work in collections and in the Museum of Anthropology gallery.  

These real-world experiences will help you develop professional skills that will prepare you for work in: research and teaching, cultural resource management, museums and heritage sites, public health and community development, environmental conservation, or human rights and social welfare.

Apply by January 31 for fall 2020 enrollment.  Limited application fee waivers are available for current DU students, DU alumni, McNair Scholars, current or former Peace Corps members, current or former AmeriCorps members, current or former City Year members, and veterans. To request a fee waiver, contact [email protected].

You can pursue one of three master's tracks:

Why you'll love our program:

  • Collaborate with faculty members and develop relationships with community partners.
  • Experience meaningful cultural exchange, archeological sites and artifacts.
  • Apply knowledge through lively class discussions, independent research and experiential learning in the field, lab, museum and gallery.
  • Empower yourself and community partners through positive and sustainable relationships.
  • Design your own course schedule based on your interests.

 Museum at Amache

Why you'll love Denver:

As an Anthropology graduate student you will build relationships with local museums and benefit from opportunities for research, internships, or work. Alumni from our program are represented in almost every major area museum, including the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, the Denver Art Museum, the History Colorado Center and the Museum of Contemporary Art.

Partner with Denver non-profits. As a department, we are deeply committed to creating positive and sustainable relationships with community partners. Fortunately, Denver's vibrant non-profit sector welcomes partnerships with our anthropologists.

Take advantage of opportunities for government partnerships. As the state capital and regional hub, Denver is a magnet for employers and policy-makers in the Rocky Mountain region. Our Anthropology graduate students have access to numerous state and federal government entities for partnership and research.

Discover the best of both worlds right outside your door at the University of Denver - literally. Enjoy countless adventures in the great outdoors of the vast Rocky Mountains or explore the diverse cultural attractions, sporting events and the vibrant city scene of Colorado's Mile High City. It's all here, and it's all part of the transformative experience that awaits you at DU.


Anthropology grad students cataloguing artifacts

Our areas of specialization include:

  • Anthropology of Human Rights
  • Anthropology of Museums
  • Community Engaged Research
  • Environmental Anthropology
  • Historical Archaeology
  • Latin American and the U.S. Southwest
  • Medical Anthropology
  • Politics of Culture and Development
  • Urban Economics

Funding Support

We offer tuition support through Dean's Scholarship Hours and Graduate Teaching Assistantships to qualified admitted students. Limited work opportunities may also be available through the University of Denver's own Museum of Anthropology.

Visit our Scholarships page for more information.