M.A. On Campus


The City University of New York

24 months
855 USD/credit
855 USD/credit
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The MA in Anthropology at Hunter College from The City University of New York provides both a solid grounding in the four fields and a variety of opportunities for specialized study, practicums and internships, and participation in faculty research.


Anthropology is the study of humanity in all its cultural and biological diversity. In the United States, the discipline traditionally includes four fields: archaeological, biological, sociocultural, and linguistic anthropology, although research increasingly examines questions at the borders of the fields or which span more than one field. 

Known for its holistic approach, the MA in Anthropology from The City University of New York provides essential foundations and perspectives for the study of the social and natural sciences and the humanities, as well as for applied professions such as education, public health, journalism and social work. Anthropology contributes significantly to the mission of the College by emphasizing the development of informed critical thinking and the understanding of, and tolerance for diverse cultures and ways of life.


The faculty is actively involved in interdisciplinary teaching, interdepartmental collaborative efforts, and individual and team research projects, including many that involve new information technologies, cultural resource management, environmental impact assessment, ethnicity and gender, regional and area studies, and economic development – to name a few.

Members of the department are also vigorous participants in scholarly debates, national and international learned societies, and in university and local community service organizations.


Our New York City location gives us exceptional access to human, cultural, and scientific resources, including major museums, libraries and archives, international and non-governmental organizations, and diverse urban neighborhoods. We aim to inspire a zest for learning both for its own pleasurable sake and for its usefulness in fields which require a holistic understanding of the ways in which culture, language, and historical experience shape individuals' and groups' identities, actions, and aspirations.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Human Evolution
  • The Human Species
  • Human Genetics
  • Human Anatomy
  • Cultural Diversity in the United States
  • Methods in Archaeological Science

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months
  • Part-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution with a GPA of at least 3.0.
  • Admission to the MA in Anthropology is based on a personal statement, student transcripts, letters of recommendation, and Graduate Record Examination scores. 
  • All applicants should explain their specific interests and identify a potential advisor for independent research in their personal statement, after reviewing our current faculty and our range of research interests. 
  • Many applicants have little or no previous experience in anthropology, or may hold undergraduate degrees in related fields. Evidence of previous academic success generally carries considerable weight.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    855 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 855 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    855 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 855 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • Local students: $5,545 / semester

Living costs for New York City

1819 - 3968 USD /month
Living costs

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


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