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Anthropology, M.A.

Anthropology, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #351 (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.


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.
  • Methods and Theories in Biological Anthropology
  • Archaeological Methods
  • Methods in Sociocultural Anthropology
  • Qualitative Methods in Anthropology

Detailed Programme Facts

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

English Language Requirements

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Academic Requirements

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Two Letters of Recommendation
  • Additional Materials: Official GRE Scores; Official Transcripts (one from each institution attended); Official TOEFL/IELTS Scores (international applicants only)
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Writing Sample: Please provide a 5-10 page writing sample from recent scholarly work or an essay on a topic of your choice written for the purposes of this application.

Tuition Fee

  • National Applies to you

    1251 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1251 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State Applies to you

    390 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 390 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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