12 months
1329 USD/credit 39870 USD/year
1329 USD/credit 39870 USD/year
966 USD/credit 28980 USD/year
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Gain advanced training in the social sciences to prepare for a PhD program or a career outside of academia with the Master of Arts in Anthropology in Temple University’s College of Liberal Arts.


This 30-credit master’s program at Temple University  integrates the field’s four traditional subfields—archaeology, biological anthropology, linguistic anthropology and sociocultural anthropology—and is structured around two thematic areas: Evolution and Human Environments, and Mobility and Global Inequality. 

Evolution and Human Environments examines the origins and development of all forms of human adaptations in the biosocial realm. This area emphasizes ecological, geographic and spatial-historical data, and quantitative analyses grounded in evolutionary theory.

Mobility and Global Inequality explores the social processes and institutions that impact peoples’ movement and inform their experiences based on social inequalities, resource distribution and power inequities. Students study ethnographic, linguistic, and visual data and analytical methods rooted in contemporary theory in the social sciences.

Future Career

The advanced skills gained from a graduate degree in the College of Liberal Arts are highly relevant in today’s rapidly evolving world. You will form expertise through rigorous coursework and research to meet your professional and personal goals. 

The following careers are examples of the types of opportunities available to students with an MA in Anthropology.

    • Archaeologist 
    • Archivist
    • College professor  
    • Cultural resource manager 
    • Ethnographer

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  •  Quantitative Analysis of Anthropological Data
  • Methods in Archaeology
  • Comparative Early Civilizations
  • Approaches to Historic Sites in Archaeology
  • Historic Sites in Archaeology
  • Field Session in Archaeology
  • Anthropology and Development
  • Problems in the Anthropological Study of Religion
  • Medical Anthropology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


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Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Letters of Reference: 2
  • Bachelor's Degree in Discipline/Related Discipline: A baccalaureate degree (B.A./B.S.) is required, but it need not be a degree in Anthropology.
  • Statement of Goals: In approximately 750 words, address your main area(s) of scholarly interest; the experiences that have led you to graduate studies in Anthropology; the specific reasons for your interest in Temple's M.A. in Anthropology; and your career goals.
  • Standardized Test Scores
  • Resume: Current resume required.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    39870 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1329 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    39870 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1329 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    28980 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 966 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Philadelphia

1313 - 2284 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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