The University of Texas at San Antonio

M.A. On Campus
12 months
26564 USD/year
26564 USD/year
9048 USD/year
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The Anthropology program of The University of Texas at San Antonio is dedicated to the training of graduate students in both method and theory. Students design their programs of study in conjunction with faculty in the subdisciplines of archaeology, biological anthropology, and cultural anthropology.


Degree Description

Anthropology is dedicated to the exploration of human diversity. As a social and biological science, the discipline embraces a broad view of humanity according to the methods and topics of its four subfields: cultural anthropology (the study of people as social and cultural beings, whether in small-scale societies or complex global organizations); linguistic anthropology (the study of language-use and linguistic diversity in social life); archaeology (the study of social and cultural life through material remains, from a long-term historical perspective); and biological anthropology (the study of human and non-human primate evolution, the biology and diversity of living human populations, and the behavior and ecology of non-human primates). In addition to conducting academic research, anthropologists apply their knowledge to solve real-world problems in such fields as education, healthcare, forensics, cultural resource management, economic development, marketing, and environmental conservation.

Why Pursue an M.A. in Anthropology at UTSA?

  • The Anthropology program of The University of Texas at San Antonio provides opportunities for training in theoretical and practical aspects of Anthropology, useful for work in museum careers, government, non-governmental organizations, and academic institutions.
  • Our graduate program provides coursework in cultural anthropology, archaeology, and biological anthropology.
  • The Graduate Faculty in Anthropology are active in research at both regional and international levels with emphases in political and cultural ecology, landscape perspectives, medical anthropology, primate behavioral ecology, environmental politics, and conservation policy and practice.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • History, Method, and Theory of Archaeology
  • Theory in Cultural Anthropology
  • Advanced Biological Anthropology
  • Hunters and Gatherers
  • Seminar in Archaeological Research Techniques
  • Anthropology and Science

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




33 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A B.A. degree in anthropology or related area
  • 3.3 grade point average in the last 60 hours of coursework and have successfully taken 12-18 hours of coursework in anthropology. This coursework should include courses across the subdisciplines of anthropology
  • A completed Graduate School application
  • Official transcripts from all institutions attended. All international transcripts must be recorded in English or officially translated to English, along with an evaluation of the transcripts from Foreign Credentials Service of America
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • A 500-750 word statement of purpose about your intentions for entering UTSA's M.A. program in Anthropology
  • General GRE, not older than five years
  • English language proficiency scores

Tuition Fee

  • International

    26564 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 26564 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    26564 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 26564 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • In-State

    9048 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9048 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.


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