The Anthropology program of San Francisco State University studies the evolution of humankind over time.
Program Learning Outcomes
- Possess advanced knowledge and understanding of the concepts and theories of the three sub-disciplines covered by the Department.
- Have the ability to analyze and evaluate complex data about human biological and cultural systems.
- Have the ability to employ a comparative approach and make meaningful cross-cultural comparisons.
- Demonstrate an advanced ability to perform all phases of anthropological fieldwork in one of the three sub-disciplines, including but not restricted to archaeological fieldwork, collection of biological data, ethnographic participant observation, interviewing, audio-visual and archival research methods.
- Have skills at levels sufficiently high to allow them access to Ph.D. programs in their sub-field, or move directly into a professional employment in their sub-discipline.
Anthropological skills are important for careers in public and private sector social services, health, community organizing and advocacy, cultural resource management, urban planning, international economic development, culturally-focused mass media, environmental assessment, education, social work, investigative journalism, and public policy. The principal goals of the department are:
- to provide an enriched vision of humanity and culture around the globe as well as an increased sensitivity to our everyday experiences of cultural and ethnic diversity, and
- to train students who choose to pursue careers in teaching, research, and applied fields at the M.A. level, as well providing a solid basis for those who plan to pursue a doctoral degree.
- Proseminar in Anthropological Theory and Method
- Foundations in Visual Anthropology
- Seminar in Archaeological Problems
- Seminar in Biological Anthropology
- Seminar in Problems in Cultural Anthropology
- Research Skills: The Craft of Anthropological Writing
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before
DisciplinesArchaeology Anthropology History View 38 other Masters in Archaeology in United States
- One-page Curriculum Vitae
- Statement of Purpose (500–word max.)
- Two Letters of Recommendation
- Writing Sample
- Official Transcripts
- Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), if necessary
International8704 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 8704 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
National8704 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 8704 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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