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Anthropology, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration

About

Program Overview

Evolutionary anthropology includes specialties in archaeology, behavioral ecology of nonhuman primates, biological anthropology, evolution of primate and human behavior, human evolution, molecular anthropology, archaeological theory, hunter-gatherers, and North American prehistory. Sociocultural Anthropology at the University of California, Davis, includes specialties in critical theory, experimental ethnography, politics, globalization, political economy, religion, science technology and society, urban space, environmental politics, and cultures of history, identity, sexuality, film, media and visual anthropology.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • History of Anthropology
  • Critical Readings in Ethnography
  • History and Theory of Biological Anthropology
  • History and Theory of Archaeology
  • Contemporary Issues in Anthropological Theory

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    36 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    7

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  • Minimum required score:

    80

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

  • Only the general exam is required. You do not need to take an anthropology subject exam.

    This programme accepts GRE® scores. However, it does not provide a recommended score range.

    The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

General Requirements

  • Prerequisites 
  • Preferred Faculty Mentor(s) 
  • Letters of Recommendation 
  • Statement of Purpose 
  • Personal History and Diversity Statement 
  • Prior Experience Essay 
  • Supplemental Materials 
  • Application Fee 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    11442 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11442 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    11442 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11442 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    11442 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11442 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Davis

  • 1100 - 1600 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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