The City University of New York

12 months
855 USD/credit
855 USD/credit
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The Department of Anthropology at Hunter College from The City University of New York offers the only master’ s program in general anthropology within the City University.

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The Anthropology program at The City University of New York has a commitment to a four-field approach to graduate training, requiring a substantial background in cultural anthropology (ethnology), physical anthropology, anthropological archaeology and anthropological linguistics, in order to prepare students for flexibility in future careers in research, teaching and related fields.

Learning outcomes

The entire program is scheduled in the evening, to accommodate students who hold full-time jobs.

Virtually all students who complete the MA program and apply to PhD programs at other institutions are admitted to a program.

A substantial proportion of MA students are accepted in PhD programs before completing requirements for the Hunter MA. Hunter MA students may take courses at the CUNY Graduate Center. Most of the Hunter anthropology faculty are also members of the faculty of the Graduate Center doctoral program in anthropology.

Students are encouraged to participate in faculty research, much of which is externally funded, providing limited opportunities for part-time employment. Scholarships are also available for students in the program to participate in field schools and to conduct field research. Write or email the graduate adviser for further information.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Ethnology 
  • Archaeology 
  • Linguistics 
  • Biological Anthropology 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS or TOEFL needed


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

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).
6.5 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated 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.
80 (required)
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

  • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution with a GPA of at least 3.0.
  • A minimum of 29 credits in science and mathematics to include two years of chemistry (one year general chemistry with laboratory and one year organic chemistry with laboratory), one year of introductory physics with laboratory, and one semester of calculus.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    855 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 855 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    855 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 855 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • Local students: $5,545 / semester


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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