The MA degree may lead to admission to a Ph.D. program, to a teaching career at the secondary or junior college level, or to other specialized employment, such as cultural resource management in archaeology or applied work in cultural anthropology in the public interest. Most students should complete the MA program within two years of full-time study.
The goal of the Anthropology program of the University of Massachusetts Amherst is to enable the student to acquire the intellectual foundation and the skills to pursue a career as a professional anthropologist. To do that the student needs to demonstrate the capabilities to complete an MA thesis. This includes the ability to formulate anthropologically interesting problems, the critical ability to apply an appropriate methodology in linking empirical observations with a theoretically informed generalization, a working familiarity with a body of data (e.g. population, cultural area or period), and the ability to demonstrate these competencies in writing.
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- Critical Knowledge Practices
- Anti-Racism: Theory & Practice
- Pro-Seminar in Anthropology
- Community Based Research Methods & Practices
- Worlds of Migration
- Bio-Cultural Anthropology
- 12 months
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DisciplinesAnthropology View 177 other Masters in Anthropology in United States
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- The application form
- Two letters of reference
- Official transcripts of all post-high school academic work
- Writing samples
- A curriculum vitae
International20080 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 10040 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
National20080 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 10040 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
In-State9342 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 4671 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
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