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Anthropology and Archaeology

Harvard University

Master
12 months
Duration
35000 USD/year
35000 USD/year
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About

Explore human cultures and societies, and gain a deep understanding of our global complexities and their implications on the human experience with this Anthropology and Archaeology degree offered by Harvard University.

Overview

Key learning outcomes:

Through the graduate degree in the field of Anthropology and Archaeology offered by Harvard University you:

  • Build a foundation in the theories and methods of anthropology and archaeology through the investigation of the material culture of past societies.
  • Enhance your understanding of the similarities and differences across cultures, including their origins and their contemporary implications for ideology, religion, gender, land use, ethnic conflict, race, and current political and environmental crises.

Program Overview

The degree includes 12 courses, three of which are taken on campus.

  • Get started. You begin by completing three stipulated degree courses as outlined on the degree requirements page. This is your opportunity to demonstrate your commitment and ability to perform well as a Harvard student.
  • Apply to the program. While you are completing your third degree course, you submit the admission application. We have application cycles in the fall, spring, and summer.
  • Continue your studies, online and on campus. As you progress through the program, you choose from courses offered on campus or online, year round in the fall, spring, or summer. To fully experience Harvard, you take at least three courses on campus.
  • Complete your thesis. Working with a thesis director, you conduct in-depth research on a topic relevant to your work experience or academic interests, producing publishable quality results. You’ll emerge with a solid understanding of how research is executed and communicated.
  • Graduate with your Harvard degree. You participate in the annual Harvard Commencement, receiving your Harvard University degree: Master of Liberal Arts (ALM) in Extension Studies, field: Anthropology and Archaeology.

Programme Structure

12 Graduate Courses

The degree is customizable. Within the program curriculum, you choose the anthropology and elective courses that meet your personal learning goals.

  • Proseminar
  • 5 anthropology and archaeology courses
  • 1 anthropology seminar or Harvard Summer School study abroad course
  • 2 general electives
  • Crafting the Thesis Proposal
  • Master's Thesis part one
  • Master's Thesis part two

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Credits

48 alternative credits

Delivered

Blended

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.
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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.
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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).
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Other requirements

General requirements

To begin the admission process, you simply register—no application needed—for the following three, four-credit, graduate-level degree courses:

  • SSCI 100A Proseminar: Introduction to Graduate Studies and Scholarly Writing in the Social Sciences—Anthropology and Psychology
  • 1 anthropology and archaeology course
  • 1 anthropology and archaeology course or elective (e.g., EXPO 42b)
The three courses don't need to be taken in a particular order or in the same semester, but each course must be completed with a grade of B or higher, without letting your overall Harvard cumulative GPA dip below 3.0. Before you enroll in any degree-applicable courses, you need to possess a bachelor’s degree.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    35000 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 35000 USD for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    35000 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 35000 USD for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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