Students have the option of choosing either the thesis track, the internship track, or the skills-based track (courses + comprehensive exams).
The curriculum includes over 60 courses for students who want to learn more about the field. Our courses address a huge range of topics and emphasize writing, critical thinking, research methods, and ethics. We offer:
- lecture-type classes
- online courses
- small seminar-discussion classes
- lab-based classes (zooarchaeology, artifact/feature analysis, human osteology, paleoanthropology)
- training in ethnographic methods including ethics and protocols for working with human subjects
- field-based courses, such as the Fort Vancouver Archaeological Field School and the Primatology Field School at the Myakka City Lemur Reserve in western Florida
The Anthropology degree at Portland State University has had great success placing students in a range of settings: government agencies (U.S. Department of Transportation, National Park Service, Oregon State Police, Peace Corps), private corporations (Intel, ICF-International), non-governmental organizations, and others (Oregon Health Sciences University).
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- Core Seminar in Social and Cultural Anthropology
- Core Seminar in Archaeology
- Core Seminar in Physical Anthropology
- Research Methods in Social and Cultural Anthropology
- Applied Anthropology
- Archaeological Lab Methods
- Archaeological Field Methods
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- 12 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before
- 48 - 52
DisciplinesAnthropology History Sociology View 607 other Masters in Sociology in United States
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- Minimum GPA of 3.25 in anthropology courses and an overall GPA of 3.00; in the case of extenuating circumstances, exceptions may be considered, subject to the above university admissions requirements
- 500-word "Statement of Intent"
- Three letters of recommendation
- Writing sample
- GRE (optional)
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International33984 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 708 USD per credit during 12 months.
National33984 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 708 USD per credit during 12 months.
In-State22944 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 478 USD per credit during 12 months.
Living costs for Portland
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.