24 months
46200 USD/year
46200 USD/year
22620 USD/year
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The Anthropology program of the University at Buffalo includes 30 credit hours of Anthropology coursework, completion of first-year student requirements and a master’s project paper.


About the program

The Anthropology program of the University at Buffalo prepares students who want to gain a strong background in both theoretical and applied aspects of anthropology to pursue academic or professional careers.

Students choosing to pursue master's or doctoral studies in Anthropology may choose to specialize in archaeology, cultural anthropology or physical anthropology.

Graduate students must abide by the rules as they existed in the year of their admission. Since the rules are subject to change, students may want to check the Graduate Student Handbooks of earlier years. See the Department’s Graduate Coordinator in 380 Academic Center to obtain a copy of previous handbooks.

The Anthropology M.A., Medical Anthropology concentration consists of 30 credit hours, most of these taken in formal courses, a research project and a research paper or thesis based on that project.

Students take courses in a required core (2 courses), a Medical Anthropology core (3 courses), and electives offered within the Department of Anthropology. With the approval of the student's adviser appropriate courses offered in the UB School of Public Health and Health professions, the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, or the School of Nursing may be substituted. Only six credits from non-anthropology courses may be counted toward the MA degree.

The Medical Anthropology track does not require a qualifying exam, but each student will undertake an approved research project developed in consultation with the adviser. A research paper or thesis based on that research is required. The research paper or thesis must be approved by the adviser and one other member of the Department of Anthropology. Both faculty members must be members of the Graduate Faculty.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Dental Anthropology
  • Physical Anthropology Special Topics
  • Human Genetics and Legal Ethics
  • Ethnomedicine
  • Transcultural Psychiatry

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • The minimum GPA for admission to the MA program in Anthropology is 3.0.
  • Complete an Application
  • Pay the Application Fee
  • Transcripts
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Writing Sample
  • Statement of Purpose (not to exceed 1,000 words)
  • Three (3) confidential letters of recommendation
  • Financial Documentation
  • Copy of Passport
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) Results

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    46200 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 23100 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • National

    46200 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 23100 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • In-State

    22620 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11310 USD per semester during 24 months.

Living costs for Buffalo

920 - 1560 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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