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Anthropology - The Cultural Heritage Option, M.A.

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    Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #801 (QS) , MT,
Nestled in the heart of western Montana’s stunning natural landscape, the University of Montana is a place where top-tier students, educators and researchers from across the country and around the globe come and thrive. UM is located in Missoula, Montana’s second-largest city with a population of 80,000 residents. 

About

Anthropology is the study of people, both ancient and contemporary, in their biological, archaeological, cultural, and linguistic context. Anthropology uses a holistic approach to integrate findings from the social sciences, natural sciences, and the humanities. The primary educational mission of the Department of Anthropology is teaching, research, and professional service to impart the critical importance of understanding the human condition and its relevancy to an increasingly diverse world.

To accomplish this task, the Department of Anthropology provides a curriculum that will help students understand and appreciate the range of human cultures as well as the significance of biological evolution of the human condition. Through our undergraduate and graduate programs students not only achieve a broad cross-cultural education, but prepare to apply their anthropological knowledge in their chosen career paths.

Programme Structure

For more information visit the university's website.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    30 credits alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    80

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • A B.A. or B.S. degree;
  • Grade point average of at least 3.0 for the M.A. degree and 3.2 for the doctorate on all college work;
  • Satisfactory scores on a recent GRE (not more than 5 years old) are preferred. However, a student may petition the department to accept verifiable GRE scores more than 5 years old;
  • Provisional admission may be offered for promising students who do not meet the GPA standards. If the student's bachelors degree is not in Anthropology the student will work with their advisor to develop a course of instruction that includes developing a background in the four fields of Anthropology.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    262 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 262 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    262 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 262 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Missoula

  • 1000 - 2080 USD/month
    Living Costs

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