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Anthropology, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
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Our master of arts (MA) program in anthropology can serve as a stepping stone for further study in a doctoral program or as a final degree preparing you for a professional career. It’s designed to be a general degree, with course work covering both anthropological theory and current trends in three major subfields: cultural, biological, and archaeology.

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Our master of arts (MA) program in anthropology can serve as a stepping stone for further study in a doctoral program or as a final degree preparing you for a professional career. It’s designed to be a general degree, with course work covering both anthropological theory and current trends in three major subfields: cultural, biological, and archaeology.

Anthropology MA Thesis and NonThesis Option

This program will give you a broad foundation in anthropology while also allowing you to specialize in a particular area of the discipline. All of our faculty members conduct research in a variety of specialization areas. As a graduate student in our department, you’ll work alongside our expert faculty and staff as we guide you in the area of your choice.

Our MA graduates often go on to doctoral study that can lead to careers in teaching and academic research, while many former students enter careers in archaeological resources management, museum work, or other types of applied anthropology using the practices and theory of anthropology to address real-world human problems.

Programme Structure

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Detailed Programme Facts

  • 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:

    79

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.75

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.75 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 that is comparable to a U.S. bachelor's degree of four years (16 total years of education)
  • Department of Anthropology graduate program application

  • one official transcript from each institution you have attended, sent directly from the institution of study

  • narrative statement explaining your reasons for wanting to pursue graduate study in anthropology at Ball State and the relationship of such study to your long-term goals (300–500 words, double-spaced, typed)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    20332 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 20332 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    7380 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7380 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Muncie

  • 876 - 1420 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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