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Due to the COVID- 19 outbreak, the department office in 112 Swallow Hall is closed to the public. Please note, however, our staff is working remotely and will assist you. If you are an applicant or current student with questions about enrollment or courses please send an email message to

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Welcome to the Department of Anthropology at the University of Missouri!  Our university is the oldest public land grant institution west of the Mississippi, a member of the AAU, and the highest category of research universities, R1. We are a small department with an emphasis on data driven scientific approaches to the study of human biology, behavior, culture, and evolution.  Departmental faculty conduct research all over the globe, and ongoing research crosses traditional disciplinary boundaries, and includes field, lab, and computational methods. We continue to be an active and vibrant center for scientifically oriented anthropological research, teaching, and scholarship.

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