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Anthropology, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
, MN,
Anthropology is the study of origins and diversity of human biology and culture. Students who complete the Master of Science program in Applied Anthropology at Minnesota State University, Mankato (MSU), are competitive either for the applied professional career market or for admission to nationally recognized doctoral degree programs. 

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Course description

Anthropology is the study of origins and diversity of human biology and culture. Students who complete the Master of Science program in Applied Anthropology at Minnesota State University, Mankato (MSU), are competitive either for the applied professional career market or for admission to nationally recognized doctoral degree programs. Graduate work at MSU offers students a generalist, holistic foundation in the discipline and one of the four subfields of Archaeology, Biological Anthropology, Linguistic Anthropology, or Cultural Anthropology. The program includes a series of core seminars in anthropological theory, research methods, and applied anthropology. A key component of each applied specialization is a semester long field intensive internship. Electives are chosen from within the department or in a cognate field relevant to the student's professional goals.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Archaeology of Minnesota
  • Archaeology of Native North America
  • Archaeology of Latin America
  • Museology
  • Cultural Resource Management
  • Human Osteology
  • Health, Culture and Disease
  • Forensic Anthropology
  • Evolution and Behavior
  • Bioarchaeology
  • Anthropology of Death
  • People and Cultures of Latln America
  • Applied Cultural Research
  • Kinship, Marriage, and Family
  • Anthropology of Gender

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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    5.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    61

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  • Minimum required score:

    500

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General Requirements

  • The GRE is required. Prospective students should submit the application provided by the MSU College of Graduate Studies and Research. For the Department of Anthropology, students need to provide three letters of recommendation mailed to the Anthropology Graduate Coordinator directly from the persons writing the references. Applicants must also write a personal statement which describes their previous training in Anthropology and reasons for pursing a graduate degree, which is submitted as part of the Graduate College application process. Anthropology attracts people from a wide variety of backgrounds, so we welcome applicants from any field. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    411 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 411 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    411 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 411 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • In-State

    411 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 411 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Mankato

  • 900 - 1400 USD/month
    Living Costs

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