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Anthropology, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #47 (BCR) Pittsburgh, PA, United States
Graduate study in anthropology at the University of Pittsburgh covers a wide range of geographical and topical specialties in all four subfields of anthropology (social and cultural anthropology, archaeology, physical anthropology, and anthropological linguistics).

Overview

A minimum of 30 course credits in anthropology is required for the MA degree. Of these, at least 21 credits must be in formal courses (as opposed to readings courses, independent study, or thesis credits). At least 12 of these 21 must be courses at the 2000 level. If the student is accepted at a later date into the PhD program, courses taken toward the MA will satisfy doctoral degree credit and residency requirements. The student may petition the Graduate Studies Committee to accept toward the total of 30 credits a maximum of six credits earned in another approved graduate school. Likewise, the student may petition the Graduate Studies Committee to accept courses taken in another department toward the total of 30 credits.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Ancient Maya
  • Ancient States in the New World
  • Andean Prehistory
  • Archaeological Data Analysis
  • Archaeology of China
  • Archaeology of Migration & Diffusion

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    7

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  • Minimum required score:

    100

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  • Minimum required score:

    600

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Academic Requirements

  • This programme does not recognise GRE® scores.

    The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

General Requirements

  • Each year roughly a dozen students are admitted from a pool of 70 to 100 applications. The minimum grade point average for admission to any graduate study at the University of Pittsburgh is 3.0, but students admitted to the anthropology graduate program typically have overall undergraduate grade point averages of 3.6 or better, with superior grades in anthropology courses.
  • Students enrolling in the anthropology graduate program have, on average, achieved a combined score of more than 310 on the Verbal and Quantitative components (or 1200 on the older exam format), and a 5.0 on the writing component of the GRE.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    24666 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 24666 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    24666 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 24666 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    13198 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13198 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Pittsburgh

  • 1148 - 1950 USD/month
    Living Costs

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