M.A. On Campus


Kent State University

12 months
17982 USD/year
17982 USD/year
9648 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Master of Arts degree in Anthropology from Kent State University provides opportunities for students to study in three fields: cultural anthropology, archaeology and biological anthropology. 


The research-oriented program 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.

Learning Outcomes

Graduates of this Anthropology program from Kent State University 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 a

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Problems in Cultural Anthropology 
  • Problems in World Prehistory
  • Principles of Biological Anthropology
  • Thesis

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

For timely consideration of the application, it is recommended applicants submit a complete application at least one month before the start of the semester.


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Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

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

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    17982 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 17982 USD for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    17982 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 17982 USD for the full programme during 12 months.
  • In-State

    9648 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9648 USD for the full programme 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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