Anthropology, M.A. | Northern Arizona University | Flagstaff, United States
12 months
26994 USD/year
26994 USD/year
11004 USD/year
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The scope of the Anthropology program at Northern Arizona University encompasses past, present, and future perspectives on the human condition, within the subfields of archaeology, socio-cultural, linguistic, and biological anthropology.  


Anthropology program at Northern Arizona University  prepares students for a range of professional careers in government, private sector, non-profit, and community-based organizations in addition to graduate and professional degree programs.

The master’s program is best suited for students interested in careers in cultural resource and heritage management, human resources, health, development, and academia.

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Upon completion of the Anthropology MA program, all students will be able to:
  • Examine and elucidate the major theories, research methods, and approaches to inquiry in their selected emphasis in anthropology (archaeology or sociocultural anthropology);
  • Synthesize and evaluate anthropological theories and methods, and apply them appropriately to their research or project;
  • Reflect upon the use of theory and practice to explore their research area or project, and through these reflections identify how to apply analytical skills to approach and resolve a variety of existing and emerging theoretical and social problems;
  • Identify the cultural assumptions, including their own, that influence the design, conduct, and interpretation of their research results;
  • Summarize and discuss ethics and the ethical codes employed in anthropology, and identify and reason through real-world examples of ethical dilemmas;
  • Articulate the ways in which the anthropological perspective can be applied to current issues in society;
  • Pursue, design, and complete original research or project that contributes to the field of anthropology;
  • Formally report on research or project in an appropriate format including but not limited to writing a professional thesis, developing a portfolio of work, or producing a work of visual anthropology with accompanying narrative

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Archaeological Theory
  • Anthropology of American Culture
  • Ethics in Anthropological Research
  • Pre-Thesis Seminar
  • Anthropology Writing Seminar

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


37 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • NAU Graduate Online application is required for all programs. Details on admission requirements are included in the online application.
  • Undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.00 (scale is 4.00 = "A"), or the equivalent.
  • Admission to many graduate programs is on a competitive basis, and programs may have higher standards than those established by the Graduate College.
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    11004 USD/year
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Living costs for Flagstaff

1010 - 1500 USD /month
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