12 months
33648 USD/year
33648 USD/year
15600 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Anthropology Program at University of Hawaii at Manoa is intended to instill anthropological fundamentals in archaeology, biological and cultural anthropology, as well as additional core competencies in the applicant's elected subfield. 


An Anthropology degree at University of Hawaii at Manoa may be an end unto itself, or preparation for admission to the PhD Program, which provides opportunities for further specialization. A PhD is typically required for a career in academia. The Department also offers alternative terminal MA tracks in Applied Archaeology and Applied Cultural Anthropology.

The academic program

There is a campus-wide New Graduate Student Orientation (NGSO) during the week before the Fall semester starts, hosted by the Graduate Student Organization (GSO). The Department of Anthropology also hosts an orientation session for its own new students during the same week. It is run jointly by the Anthropology Graduate Student Association (AGSA) and faculty members. Entering students should receive an information packet from the department about this during the summer.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Master's Plan B/C Studies 
  • Ethnology 
  • Linguistic Anthropology 
  • Archaeology
  • Biological Anthropology Core 
  • Discursive Practices 
  • Anthropology of Infectious Disease 
  • The Media and Discursive Practice 
  • History and Memory
  • Cultural Geographies of Tourism
  • Contemporary Anthropological Theory 
  • (Alpha) Theory in Social and Cultural Anthropology 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Hold or expect to hold prior to matriculation a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited U.S. college or university, or an equivalent degree from a recognized non-U.S. institution of higher education.
  • Submit a copy of the passport identification pages, or a copy of the national identification card if a passport is not available.
  • Submit one transcript or academic record from each institution of higher education attended, including any study abroad or exchange programs, summer programs, and non-degree work and extension programs.
  • Applicants whose native language is not English are required to take English Language Proficiency.
  • Show proof of sufficient funding to cover all educational and living expenses, including expenses for any accompanying spouse or children. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    33648 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16824 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • National

    33648 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16824 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • In-State

    15600 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7800 USD per semester during 12 months.

Living costs for Honolulu

1640 - 2500 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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