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Anthropology, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
University rank #801 (WUR) Boca Raton, FL, United States
The Masters Program in Anthropology at Florida Atlantic University offers the student an in-depth exposure to biological anthropology, cultural anthropology and archaeology, providing a solid training in theory, methods, and analysis.

About

Students embark on a 30-credit hour course of study that encompasses anthropological theory, seminars in the subfields of anthropology, advanced training in their chosen subfield, topical courses, and quantitative reasoning. The coursework provides the foundation for the student's independent and original research for a masters thesis, developed under the supervision of department faculty. Many of our graduate students, based on the skills and knowledge they acquired at Florida Atlantic University, move on to complete their doctoral work at varied institutions.
Graduate students in the Department of Anthropology develop original research projects for their theses. The masters thesis is a demonstration of the student's facility with synthesizing anthropological theory and methods into a sustained and persuasive examination of a topic important in anthropology.

Programme Structure

  • Anthropological Theory
  • Archaeology
  • Biological Anthropology
  • Cultural Anthropology
  • Advanced Anthropological Research
  • Quantitative Reasoning in Anthropological Research
  • Laboratory Methods

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

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  • Minimum required score:

    61

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  • Minimum required score:

    600

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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

  • Bachelor’s degree in any field of study from a regionally accredited institution
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA in the last 60 hours of undergraduate study
  • Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) score and/or Graduate Record Examination (GRE) score taken within the last 5 years
  • Scores are required regardless of GPA
  • Official transcript or transcript evaluation reflecting bachelor’s degree
  • Immunization
  • Residency 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    20496 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 20496 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    7392 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7392 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Boca Raton

  • 900 - 1400 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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