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Public Anthropology

American University Washington DC

12 months
32616 USD/year
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At Public Anthropology from American University Washington DC you will explore culture, power, and history in everyday life while sharpening your skills in critical inquiry, problem solving, and public communication.  


At Public Anthropology from American University Washington DC you will explore today’s pressing issues, such as healthcare justice, educational equality, militarization, debt resistance, structural violence and migration, gender and sexuality rights, and environmental justice.


You will graduate prepared for a career in public service, community organizing, or social advocacy. In this program, you will discover ways to inspire change around the issues you care most about and fight for justice on behalf of local and global communities.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Ethnographic Field Methods 
  • Archaeology 
  • Health Geographies 
  • Discourse, Text, and Voice 
  • Anthropological Research Design
  • Advanced Methods: Ethnographic Writing 
  • Quantitative Research 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Deadlines are the ones for priority admission.


33 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Application form and fee
  • Statement of purpose 
  • Transcripts
  • 2 letters of recommendation
  • GRE scores 
  • Resume
  • Writing sample 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    32616 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 32616 USD per year during 12 months.
  • Tuition for National students: $1,812 Per credit hour
  • Tuition for summer option: $1,759 per credit

Living costs for Washington, D. C.

1705 - 2975 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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