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Anthropology, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #401 (WUR) , GA,
The Department of Anthropology offers a Master of Arts in Anthropology. Graduate education in anthropology emphasizes research and teaching related to urban contexts, processes, and populations. Students receive rigorous training in local, regional, and global transformations, quantitative and qualitative research methods, and theories of human nature, society, and culture.

About

In addition to intellectual maturity, students gain practical skills, including proposal writing, project development, field research, ethnographic needs-assessments, community development, and program evaluation. Graduate students are trained in theories, methods, topics, and skills in archaeology, biological anthropology, cultural anthropology, and its applied domains.

They are encouraged to write a thesis based on independent empirical research, or in collaboration with faculty. Alternatively, students may complete a practicum, in a variety of contexts and human service organizations. All students receive a comprehensive education that prepares them to pursue doctoral studies, or to seek employment in the public and private sectors as professional anthropologists. For more information on student success stories and careers options, please visit our Careers page.

In this department we combine academic rigor with anthropological praxis: politically responsible and ethically sound applications of empirical knowledge in professional fields that include medicine, education, environment, forensics, cultural resource management, and business. Recent research by faculty in Africa, Latin America, North America, and Europe enhances graduate education by providing excellent examples for graduate students of basic and applied anthropological inquiry.

Programme Structure

Courses Included
  • Anthropological Theory and Praxis
  • Seminar in Anthropology or Anth 8050 Seminar in Applied Anthropology
  • Biological Anthropology
  • Archaeology

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    80

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    550

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

  • This programme accepts GRE® scores, however, has not provided a recommended or minimum required score range.

    The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

  • English Proficiency: non-native speakers of English must demonstrate sufficient English language proficiency.
  • International Academic Credentials: applicants who completed all or part of their education abroad are subject to additional application requirements. Academic credentials (or transcripts) should be issued in English by the institution and include mark sheets and course listings with grades, degree certification and the institution’s official seal/signature. 
  • Financial Support: International applicants need not submit financial documents, including proof of support or bank statements, during the application process. 

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    1563 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1563 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National Applies to you

    1563 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1563 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State Applies to you

    702 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 702 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Atlanta

  • 1213 - 2210 USD/month
    Living Costs

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