Applied Anthropology, Master | University of Maryland | College Park, United States
12 months
1706 USD/credit 71652 USD/year
1706 USD/credit 71652 USD/year
768 USD/credit 32256 USD/year
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The Master of Applied Anthropology (M.A.A.) is a program at University of Maryland designed both for students interested in an anthropology career outside of academia and for those who plan on continuing to a PhD.


The Master of Applied Anthropology program has been offered at the University of Maryland since 1984, and graduates have successfully secured employment or pursued doctoral work in a variety of fields, including medical and health practice, urban and regional planning and development, community development, conservation and heritage resource development, cultural resource management, historical archaeology, and anthropological genetic and ancestry reconstruction. 

Purpose of the program

The focus of the M.A.A. program has been to participate in the building of anthropological practice. We ask that M.A.A. students identify an area of subdiscipline focus in either archaeology or sociocultural anthropology.  In addition, students are encouraged to choose an area of research concentration: anthropology of environment, health, or heritage.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Applied Anthropology
  • Qualitative Methods in Applied Anthropology
  • Development of Social/Cultural Theory
  • Theories of the Past
  • Ecological Anthropology
  • Quantification and Statistics in Applied Anthropology
  • Theories of the Past and Accomplishments of Archaeology
  • Anthropology Internship Preparation
  • Anthropology Internship Analysis

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


42 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Statement of Purpose
  • Transcript(s)
  • TOEFL/IELTS/PTE (international graduate students)
  • Letters of Recommendation (3)
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE)
  • CV/Resume
  • Writing Sample
  • Faculty of Interest (suggested for Ph.D. applicants)
  • Additional Educational Experiences (all applicants are highly encouraged to respond)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    71652 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1706 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    71652 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1706 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    32256 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 768 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for College Park

1676 - 2838 USD /month
Living costs

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