12 months
1194 USD/credit 35820 USD/year
1194 USD/credit 35820 USD/year
369 USD/credit 11070 USD/year
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The course work in the Anthropology program of University of Central Florida is conceptually four-field, with faculty strengths in archaeology, cultural anthropology, and physical anthropology.


A graduate plan of study dependent on the student’s interests will be individually developed with his or her graduate faculty advisor. Students in the Anthropology program of University of Central Florida are prepared to enter doctoral programs or begin professional careers following the MA degree.

Career Prospects:

Degree-seeking students in the Anthropology MA program may elect to follow either a thesis or non-thesis plan of study. Each plan of study requires a minimum of 30 credit hours, 15 of which must be at the 6000-level. The thesis option is designed for students who plan to enter doctoral programs, while the non-thesis option is more appropriate for students entering or continuing profession careers following the MA degree. Students that focus on archaeology and want to become a Registered Professional Archaeologist should pursue the thesis option.

The anthropology faculty conduct research in many geographical areas including Bolivia, Caribbean, Colombia, Egypt, Europe, Guatemala, Mexico, Peru, Philippines, Turkey and the United States. The department also has multiple research facilities on the Orlando campus that including the following: an archaeology lab specializing in lithic and ceramic analysis, a physical anthropology lab specializing in craniofacial 3D imaging, a forensic anthropology lab, a paleoethnobotany archaeology lab, a bioarchaeological sciences lab, and an interdisciplinary geospatial science lab. Students may have the opportunity to conduct research projects in the various countries or research facilities as part of their program.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Writing in Anthropology
  • Archaeological Theory and Method
  • Seminar in Biological Anthropology 
  • Seminar in Cultural Anthropology
  • Problems in Maya Studies
  • Problems in Forensic Anthropology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • One official transcript (in a sealed envelope) from each college/university attended.
  • Official, competitive GRE score taken within the last five years.  The program’s preferred minimum score is 300 on the GRE revised General Test. 
  • Personal statement of intent that must include the student’s research interest, geographical area of interest, faculty they would like to work with, and future career plans (500 words).
  • Three letters of recommendation that assess the applicant’s potential as a graduate student. These letters should come from the applicant’s previous professors and should not be more than 12-months old at the time of application.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    35820 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1194 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    35820 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1194 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    11070 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 369 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Orlando

1111 - 1939 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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