M.A. Online

Theological and Cultural Anthropology

Eastern University

12 months
541 USD/credit 17853 USD/year
541 USD/credit 17853 USD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


The Master of Arts in Theological and Cultural Anthropology at Eastern University is a flexible online program that prepares students to work and minister at the intersection of faith and culture.  Our graduates work in social services, cross-cultural mission, education (teaching), and church ministry; and they go on to seminary and to doctoral studies in anthropology.


The Theological and Cultural Anthropology program at Eastern University provides a set of core classes in the best anthropology and theology, and can be tailored to students' interests, with electives in education, business, biblical studies, theology, ethics, missiology, leadership, linguistics, spiritual formation, and more.


  • A faith-based approach to anthropology:  Drawing on both theological and scientific anthropologies, students are prepared to understand people and cultures in a holistic perspective, including the spiritual aspect.
  • Excellence in academic study:  The primary theories and concepts in anthropology, as articulated by the most renowned anthropologists, are critically examined and put into dialogue with excellent theological thinking.
  • Practical application:  Cross-cultural study is uniquely relevant to the modern globalized world.  A wide variety of organizations, from the church to business and government, appreciate the value added by a trained anthropologist.  The combination of theology and anthropology is especially valued by Christian agencies.
  • Preparation for doctoral programs in anthropology:  Many doctoral programs prefer a previously earned master’s degree.  They may also wish to see a sample of writing, such as a thesis, as part of their application process.  This program includes the writing of a master’s thesis under the careful instruction of a mentor. 

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Integrated Anthropological Theory
  • Theology of Culture
  • Epistemological Insights for Anthropological Practice
  • Faith-Based Ethnographic Methods
  • On Knowing Humanity Colloquium
  • Thesis in Theological and Cultural Anthropology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 16 months

Start dates & application deadlines


33 SCH



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • You must have a bachelor’s degree from an institutionally accredited and endorsed by CHEA institution with an overall grade-point average of 2.5 or better.
  • One class in the Introduction to Cultural Anthropology is required, with a grade of C or better. Candidates lacking the introductory course may take it online through Eastern University in the summer before enrolling.
  • Application: Completed and signed
  • Two Recommendations: One professional and one academic. 
  • Official Transcript(s) from the degree conferring undergraduate institution you have attended.
  • Current Resume
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Faith Statement

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    17853 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 541 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    17853 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 541 USD per credit during 12 months.


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.

Our partners

Theological and Cultural Anthropology
Eastern University


Go to your profile page to get personalised recommendations!