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Professional Practice of Anthropology, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #201 (WUR) Miami, FL, United States
Considering a career as a professional anthropologist?  The University of Miami offers a dynamic program which enables you to develop the skill set necessary to succeed in the competitive job market and serves as sound foundation for advanced academic careers. 

Overview

They have built on our excellent undergraduate program to create a graduate program which is flexible, transdiciplinary, engaging, and innovative.  We offer three primary specializations which incorporate coursework across disciplines within the University. Our faculty are student-oriented teachers and research professionals who will equip you to realize your goals.  Internship and fieldwork opportunities are integral to our approach. We welcome full-time and part-time students beginning their careers, as well as students who wish to recharge their careers with state-of-the-discipline knowledge in our areas of expertise.  

GENERAL INFORMATION

The UM program offers students the opportunity to specialize in three concentrations for the MA degree: applied archaeology, applied forensic and biological anthropology, and applied cultural anthropology. 

The MA degree requires 36 credits for graduation, with 18 completed in residence.  You may elect a degree path with or without a thesis.  Rolling admission will allow students to begin in any semester.

We strongly encourage prospective students to review the information about our faculty and their research programs.  We suggest contacting potential advisors best suited to your interests.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Seminar in Archaeology, Theory and Practice
  • Advanced Seminar in Cultural Anthropology
  • Advanced Seminar in Biological Anthropology
  • Advanced Seminar in Linguistic Anthropology
  • Advanced Medical Anthropology
  • Teaching Anthropology
  • Graduate Internship: Professional Practice of Anthropology
  • Master's Degree Thesis Preparation and Writing

For more information, please visit the programme website.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    92

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  • Minimum required score:

    580

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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).

  • The University of Miami requires a minimum score of 297 (total of verbal + quantitative) for acceptance into any Graduate School program.

    This programme accepts GRE® scores and has provided a recommended score range.

    Recommended Analytical Writing score:

    3.5

    The recommended range represents scores typically accepted at this institution. Scores outside the range may still be considered.

    The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

General Requirements

  • The most competitive UM applicants have a bachelor’s degree in a related field
  • Complete the online application
  • Official Transcripts
  • Send official Test Scores: Test scores will only be accepted if they are submitted directly from the testing agency
  • Complete the School Report
  • Letter(s) or Recommendation
  • Conduct updates, if applicable
  • Special Programs may ask for additional requirements like a portfolio or/and schedule and audition
  • If applicable, submit your financial aid documents
  • For international students only: Submit official test scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1960 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1960 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    1960 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1960 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    1960 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1960 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Miami

  • 1508 - 2610 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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