M.A. On Campus


Kent State University

12 months
21952 USD/year
21952 USD/year
11766 USD/year
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The Master of Arts degree in Anthropology offered at the  Kent State University provides opportunities for students to study in three fields: cultural anthropology, archaeology and biological anthropology.


The research-oriented Master of Arts degree program in Anthropology offered at the  Kent State University encourages students to develop their own projects or participate in existing projects by their second semester. More than 80 percent of M.A. graduates continue for the Ph.D. degree or find employment in an area directly related to their training.

Program Learning Outcomes

Graduates of this program will be able to:

  • Demonstrate a holistic view of human cultures. They are to appreciate that the global species is a social and cultural as well as a biological organism, with a past that is both historic and prehistoric. A student who wishes to emphasize socio-cultural anthropology will demonstrate a fundamental appreciation of diverse human and institutional behavior.
  • Appreciate and demonstrate how anthropologists investigate the past using the methods of the social sciences and the natural sciences, particularly geography and geology. They demonstrate comprehension of anthropology’s special role in making archaeology, particularly the study of prehistoric Ohio, woodland North America, and Mesoamerica, come to life and become relevant for them. In addition, they gain a special appreciation of archaeology’s other mandate—the need to conserve the precious heritage of the archaeological record, not only Ohio’s but that of the Americas and the Old World as well.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of biological anthropology as the most relevant evolution science, the one which gives them an appreciation of their own place in nature. They see the two dimensions of human evolution and adaptation: a global one (modern human variation) and a deep temporal one (human origins). Both dimensions require an appreciation of the neo-Darwinian theory of evolution, which includes both the process of natural selection and also the roles which genetics and developmental biology play in adaptation and evolution. They appreciate the urgency of primate and rainforest conservation.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Special Topics in Anthropology 
  • Global Cultural Diversity: Anthropological Perspectives
  • Introduction to forensic Anthropology
  • Human Evolution
  • Problems in Cultural Anthropology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Deadline- At least one month before the start of the semester of first coursework.


36 alternative credits


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Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university for unconditional admission
  • Minimum 3.000 undergraduate GPA on a 4.000 point scale for unconditional admission
  • Official transcript(s)
  • GRE scores
  • Goal statement
  • Three letters of recommendation

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    21952 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 21952 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    21952 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 21952 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    11766 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11766 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Kent

1036 - 1710 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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