General Description / Special Programs
The MA offers a disciplinary grounding for students seeking to upgrade skills, to supplement professional training, or to explore advanced research training in social-cultural anthropology, archaeology and cultural heritage studies. Topical specialties of current faculty: contemporary and prehistoric Latin America and the Middle East, Europe, the contemporary USA, migrants and refugees, comparative early civilizations. The Department crafts individualized programs of study, contributes to cultural training in the School of Nursing, and to developing a public policy institute. The program prepares graduates for careers in evaluating and synthesizing and applying research. Some MA graduates have gone on for PhDs, some to pursue teaching careers, while most work as program administrators and researchers in government agencies and N
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Degrees Offered MA, BA
Highest Degree Offered MA/MS
BA/BS Field Areas
Cultural Anthropology
BA/BS Requirements
12 courses in anthropology in addition to university distribution requirements in social science, math and natural science, humanities, philosophy, religion, and foreign languages. Anthropology majors take a course in the main subdisciplines, a pair of core courses in theory and methods, 3 major electives, and a senior seminar or directed study leading to a senior capstone project in the final year.
MA/MS Field Areas
Cultural Anthropology
Experience Offered
MA/ MS Requirements 30 credits including thesis or non-thesis options, 1 foreign language, 6-hour written examination
MA/MS Specializations For 2019-2020 We are not accepting applications for the MA.
Phd Specializations Not currently accepting applications for the PhD.
Internship / Grants / Funding
Internships Available 1
Internship Required 0
Internship Info Internships in Washington area research institutes and service agencies referred by the Department, and through the University's Career Services office.
Support Opportunities Graduate teaching assistantships (stipend and tuition), some half-time research assistantships; university scholarships.
Program Details
Research Facilities Archaeology lab, computer lab
Library Resources On-line library and databases of Washington Consortium of Universities
Certs Offered 0
Washington Area Consortium of Universities
Online Courses
Online Courses: 0
Application Deadlines
Graduate applications reviewed on a rolling basis
Club / Honor Society
Anthropology Club: 1
Anthropology Club Info: Cooper-Herzfeld Society
Anthropology Club Advisor: Josh Samuels
Lambda Alpha Chapter: 0