Southern Illinois University

M.A. On Campus
12 months
35213 USD/year
35213 USD/year
14085 USD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


Each student in the Anthropology degree program at Southern Illinois University will consult with the Director of Graduate Studies and relevant faculty members to select a three-person faculty committee, which will assume major responsibility for the student’s advisement. 


Key Features

The Department of Anthropology offers graduate programs leading to the Master of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy degrees. Provided the student has been admitted to the Graduate School and meets its requirements, acceptance and continuation in the graduate program are at the discretion of the Department of Anthropology.

The philosophy of the Anthropology degree program at Southern Illinois University is to produce students with broad backgrounds in the major subfields of anthropology and expertise in particular specialty areas. Within this philosophy, and subject to the requirements discussed below, the department offers a flexible program which will serve students with diverse needs and goals.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Art and Technology in Anthropology
  • How to Do Anthropological Research
  • Ethnomusicology
  • Urban Anthropology
  • Transcending Gender
  • Healing and Culture
  • Ethnographic Research Methods

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




30 alternative credits


On Campus

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.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated 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.
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).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • 2.7 (on a grading scale with 4.0=A; approximately a "B-" average) on the last two years of Bachelor's coursework
  • 3.0 on all previous graduate work (approximately a "B" average)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    35213 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 35213 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    35213 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 35213 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • In-State

    14085 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14085 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.


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