Case Western Reserve University

12 months
46524 USD/year
46524 USD/year
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The purpose of the Anthropology program of Case Western Reserve University is to prepare students to begin teaching, research, or service careers with a solid background in anthropology. Undergraduate course work in anthropology, while helpful, is not a prerequisite for admission.


The Anthropology program of Case Western Reserve University is designed for two groups of students. First, students who enter the program with a BA and wish to obtain a PhD must obtain the MA before being admitted to the PhD program. This is accomplished in three semesters. Second, for those students who wish to obtain only an MA, it is possible to meet degree requirements in one year (two semesters). This program is designed for students who must complete the program in one year because they plan to enter a professional program, such as medical school, the following fall semester.

Requirements for the master’s degree include credit hour requirements, core course requirements, and a six-hour comprehensive written Master of Arts examination. A candidate for the master’s degree is required to complete 30 hours of class work, including an approved statistics course (3 hours) in which the student has earned a grade of C or better. No more than 6 credit hours of electives may be taken in 300-level courses (advanced undergraduate courses). All master’s degree candidates are required to attain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 in the core courses (described below) in order to qualify for the degree.

All master’s degree candidates are required to take the comprehensive written examination before the completion of 30 semester hours of graduate work. Written master’s degree examinations can receive one of three grades: High Pass, Pass, or Fail. “High Pass” signifies performance sufficient for both the Master of Arts degree and advancement to the Doctor of Philosophy program, provided other requirements have also been satisfied. “Pass” signifies performance adequate for the master’s degree but insufficient to enter the doctoral program. “Fail” means a performance inadequate for the master’s degree. In the case of grades of Pass and Fail, the written examination may be retaken once.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Ethnographic and Qualitative Research Methods
  • Contemporary Theory in Anthropology
  • Medical Anthropology and Global Health
  • Seminar in Medical Anthropology: Topics
  • Anthropological Research Design
  • Human Osteology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • The on-line application;
  • A statement of purpose;
  • A minimum of three letters of recommendation;
  • Unofficial transcripts; NOTE: An official transcript will be required if an applicant is accepted;
  • Documentation of GRE scores; and
  • $50.00 application fee

Tuition Fee

  • International

    46524 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 23262 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    46524 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 23262 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.


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