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Anthropology, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months


The program 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.

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

  •  Ethnology 
  •  Archaeology 
  •  Linguistics 
  •  Biological Anthropology 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Credits
    30 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

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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

    425 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 425 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
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The fee for full time national is 5065$/semester.


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