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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 20, 2017
Space Available: 
Mar 15, 2018
Prospective Student Fellowship: 
Dec 20, 2017
Continuing Student Fellowship: 
Jan 15, 2018

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

  • Chief Administrative Officer
  • Social Sciences Green Cluster
  • 07/05/2018

Program Chair

  • Graduate Program Chair
  • Anthropology
  • 07/01/2018
  • Department Chair
  • Anthropology
  • 10/01/2016 to 08/31/2018
  • Graduate Program Chair
  • Anthropology
  • 07/01/2018

Academic Advisors

  • Advisor: General
  • Anthropology
  • 09/01/2015 to 08/31/2018
  • Advisor: Admissions and General
  • Anthropology
  • 09/01/2015 to 08/31/2018

Student Affairs Officer in Graduate Studies