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Students gain advanced knowledge of the evolution of primate and human behavior; behavioral ecology of nonhuman primates; cultural evolution; human evolution; hunter-gatherers; North American prehistory; archaeological theory; identity politics; critical theory; culture/power/ideology; gender and society; political economy/ecology; and urban anthropology. Students graduate with the qualitative and quantitative skills necessary for professional research and teaching in archaeology, linguistic anthropology, biological anthropology, or social anthropology.


Program Address

Department of Anthropology
328 Young Hall
One Shields Avenue
Davis, CA 95616
(530) 752-0745
(916) 752-8885

Program Type

Departmentally-Based Graduate Program
Lead Dean: 
College of Letters and Science
Major Code: 

Degree Requirements

Administrative ByLaws

Application Deadlines

Dec 15, 2020
Space Available: 
Mar 15, 2021
Prospective Student Fellowship: 
Dec 15, 2020
Continuing Student Fellowship: 
Jan 15, 2021

Degrees Offered

M.A. Plan II
Ph.D. Plan B

Admission Requirements

Space available deadline only applicable to the MA program in Evolutionary Anthropology.


Graduate Program Coordinator

Program Chair

  • Graduate Program Chair
  • Anthropology
  • 07/01/2018
  • Department Chair
  • Anthropology
  • 10/01/2016
  • Graduate Program Chair
  • Anthropology
  • 07/01/2018

Academic Advisors

  • Advisor: Admissions and General
  • Anthropology
  • 09/01/2016 to 08/31/2021
  • Advisor: Admissions and Primary Contact
  • Anthropology
  • 09/01/2018 to 08/31/2021

Senior Academic Advisor in Graduate Studies

Internal Fellowship Analyst in Graduate Studies

External Fellowship Analyst in Graduate Studies