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Anthropology, M.A.

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University rank #12 (ARWU) , NY,
Graduate training in the Field of Anthropology emphasizes sociocultural anthropology, with an additional concentration in archaeological anthropology; biological anthropology is primarily an undergraduate program except under special circumstances, particularly in international nutrition.

About

The field of anthropology at Cornell has a long intellectual tradition. Its current emphasis is on understanding complex social and cultural systems through the analytical lenses provided by sociocultural anthropology, archaeology and biological anthropology. We deal with past and present sociocultural systems through our courses, taking special concern for cultural diversity in communities around the world.

The graduate program in anthropology aims to combine anthropologically-grounded knowledge with an understanding of the history of the discipline and the development of current theoretical debates. Methodological training emphasizes ethnographic and archaeological techniques embracing allied approaches that range from the humanities to the physical sciences.

Most members of the field of anthropology are also members of one or more of Cornell's many area studies, ethnic studies or interdisciplinary programs. Students can take courses and work with faculty from any of these programs.

Programme Structure

These courses include:
  • archaeological anthropology
  • biological anthropology
  • socio-cultural anthropology

Detailed Programme Facts

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

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

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    77

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    7

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Academic Requirements

  • A committee, chaired by the director of graduate studies and consisting of two additional faculty members and a graduate student, evaluates all applications for admission and financial support. Applicants must submit GRE general test scores unless the director of graduate studies waives the requirement. Applications should also include a writing sample such as a term paper, an honors thesis, or a research report. The deadline for receipt of completed applications is January.

Tuition Fee

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    29500 USD/year
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    29500 USD/year
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Living costs for Ithaca

  • 1128 - 2460 USD/month
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Funding

With very rare exceptions, every student admitted to the Ph.D. program receives full funding to support all the expected years of on-campus study. In recent years, all our graduate students have received additional funding, either from Cornell or from major external sources such as NSF, Fulbright, SSRC, and Wenner-Gren to conduct both preliminary and dissertation field research. 

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