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Anthropology, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration

Overview

The Department of Anthropology offers programs leading to both undergraduate (Bachelor of Arts) and graduate (Master of Arts, Doctor of Philosophy) degrees. In addition, the department offers joint graduate degree programs with Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine (MA or PhD/MPH and MA or PhD/MD). Students graduating with a BA in anthropology normally must continue for the MA or PhD degree if they are interested in working as anthropologists.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Being Human: An Introduction to Social and Cultural Anthropology
  • Introduction to Human Evolution
  • Archaeology: An Introduction
  • Archaeology of Eastern North America
  • Health, Culture, and Disease: An Introduction to Medical Anthropology
  • Darwinian Medicine
  • Interdisciplinary Solutions to Global Health Issues
  • Child Policy

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    Fall

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    90

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  • Minimum required score:

    577

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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

  • Statement of Objectives: Some programs have the Statement of Objectives built into their application. If not, you should create your own document and include "Statement of Objectives" as the heading. 
  • Academic Transcripts: You are required to identify all post-secondary educational institutions you have attended on your application form, and to submit an official transcript from each. 
  • Note to International Students: Documents in languages other than English must be accompanied by certified translations in English.
  • 3 Letters of Recommendation
  • Application Fee: A non refundable application fee of $50 is required for each application submitted.
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Tuition Fee

  • International

    1939 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1939 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    1939 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1939 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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