California State University Fullerton

24 months
7968 USD/year
7968 USD/year
7176 USD/year
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The program offers advanced study of general anthropology, while simultaneously encouraging specialization in one (or more) of the anthropological subdisciplines: archaeology; cultural anthropology; anthropological linguistics; and evolutionary anthropology.


Students may pursue three different specializations in the Anthropology M.A. degree program: Archaeology; Cultural Anthropology; and Evolutionary Anthropology (though these specializations do not appear on the transcript or the diploma). The program provides excellent preparation for Ph.D. work by offering advanced statistical and methodological courses and research experience. The graduate education also prepares students for a variety of careers outside of academia, including in corporations, all levels of government and non-profit organizations. Students who are committed to the field of anthropology, but are undecided on a specialty, have an opportunity to explore options.

Programme Structure

Courses include

  • Seminar: Selected Topics in Anthropology 
  • Grammatical Analysis 
  • Research Design in Anthropology 
  • Theory and Method in Evolutionary Anthropology 
  • Theory and Method in Archaeology
  • Theory and Method in Cultural/Linguistic Anthropology 
  • Project 
  • Thesis 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

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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).
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

The Department of Anthropology requires a grade-point average of 3.0 in all undergraduate coursework in anthropology. Students with limited subject or grade deficiencies may be considered for admission to the program if they agree to complete, with at least a “B” (3.0) average, additional courses selected by the Graduate Study Committee. Subject deficiencies must be met prior to candidacy. In addition, they are required to take the graduate record exam (GRE) during the year prior to applying to the program. Students entering the M.A. program from other fields or other departments of anthropology should discuss appropriate course substitution with the graduate adviser. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    7968 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7968 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    7968 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7968 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    7176 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7176 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.


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California State University Fullerton