University of North Carolina Charlotte

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The M.A. in Anthropology is designed to meet the needs of two groups of students. The General Anthropology track is recommended for those preparing for doctoral education or for teaching at the community college level. 

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The Applied Anthropology track is recommended for students seeking expanded skills for employment in our increasingly inter-cultural and international world. Coursework in the M.A. program will build skills in data collection, analysis, and interpretation and the application of anthropological perspectives to both theoretical and practical community problems. Internships are available for interested students. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • History of Anthropology (fall)
  • Seminar in Interdisciplinary Anthropology (spring)
  • Ethnographic methods (fall)
  •  Field project in archaeology (usually summer)
  •  Methods in biological anthropology (usually summer)

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Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS or TOEFL needed


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Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
3 (required)
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
83 (required)
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • The online application.
  • Three letters of recommendation from individuals who can comment on a candidate’s academic and professional promise, at least two from academic referees.
  • A statement of purpose that discusses the applicant’s specific interests in anthropology and professional goals.
  • GRE scores.
  • Transcripts from all colleges or universities attended.
  • An undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale is required
  • An application fee.

Tuition Fee

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    10228 USD/year
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    3511 USD/year
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