12 months
1431 USD/credit 42930 USD/year
1431 USD/credit 42930 USD/year
543 USD/credit 16290 USD/year
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The Anthropology program from George Mason University has special strengths in sociocultural anthropology and bioarchaeology. Students in the program benefit from George Mason’s proximity to the academic and cultural resources of the Washington, D.C., area. 

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The Anthropology program from George Mason University prepares you for a PhD as well as for careers in government, the private sector, non-governmental organizations, museums, and numerous other fields.

Key Features 

  • You will work with faculty in an R1 university who are committed to individual student mentorship. 
  • Areas of faculty expertise include bioethics and climate change; militarization and biotechnology; political economy and markets; food and culture; health and culture; urbanism; transnationalism; bioarchaeology; zooarchaeology; and paleopathology. Faculty have won the Wenner-Gren and Fulbright fellowships and are the recipients of National Science Foundation grants.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Anthropology and the Human Condition: Seminar 
  • Methods in Anthropology
  • Master's Research Project
  • Master's Thesis

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Completed online application for graduate study and application fee
  • An earned baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education, or international equivalent, verified from copies of unofficial transcripts uploaded to the online application.
  • Copies of unofficial university transcripts and any earned degree submitted using the application portal from all universities attended.

  • All transcripts from colleges or universities outside the United States must be translated into English, if applicable, and submitted for evaluation to the Mason Office of Admissions. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    42930 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1431 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    42930 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1431 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    16290 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 543 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Fairfax

1330 - 2300 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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