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Anthropology, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months


The program has faculty in prehistoric and historic archaeology, biological anthropology, primatology, and cultural anthropology. We place particular importance on collaborative work and public anthropology. Although faculty have done research in Latin America and other areas, we have a particular strength in the Southeastern United States. We take pride in the hands-on experience students receive and our ability to mentor students with diverse academic experiences and backgrounds.

The program has four well-equipped research laboratories. All of these faculties provide opportunities for practicum and thesis projects.

  • The historic and prehistoric archaeology laboratories house numerous collections from the state, including an extensive faunal comparative collection.
  • The biological anthropology laboratory has one section that curates a large colonial Maya series available for bioarcheology research. Another section of the lab is devoted to hormonal and nutritional studies.
  • The primatology laboratory is home to a colony of Garnett’s Bushbaby

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Historic archaeology
  • Biological anthropology
  • Primatology
  • Cultural anthropology

Detailed Programme Facts

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

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General Requirements

  • Fill out online application.
  • A statement of purpose, describing what you wish to gain from graduate study in Anthropology and how the program will help you achieve those goals.
  • A writing sample.
  • Three letters of recommendation from persons familiar with the applicant's academic background and qualified to assess the applicant's readiness for graduate study.
  • Transcripts from all previous graduate and undergraduate coursework.
  • GRE scores (Verbal, Quantitative, Writing) from within the last five years.
  • Other materials, such as a curriculum vitae or resume, that the student wishes to be considered.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    592 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 592 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    592 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 592 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    480 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 480 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for West Hattiesburg

  • 800 - 1300 USD/month
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