MA in Anthropology

The Master’s degree program in Anthropology prepares students for a Ph.D. as well as for careers in the government, private sector, development, museums, and many other fields. Coursework in related fields, like Sociology, Cultural Studies, Women and Gender Studies, and History for instance, can be used to enhance the student’s program of study. Each student is required to complete a thesis or project that centers on a particular research question or problematic.Students work closely with an advisor to develop their research and to decide upon the best methods to use. Advanced graduate courses focus either on regional studies (i.e., the Middle East, Latin America, India) or special topics that build upon faculty interests and expertise.Graduates of the Anthropology MA program will be prepared to address theoretical and applied questions in health, human rights, education, policy, conflict analysis, and additional areas on national and international levels.