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Anthropology

In the Department of International & Transcultural Studies

Programs > Masters Programs

Masters Programs

These programs are designed to prepare students to enter any of the many educational institutions, in the United States and around the world, that are dedicated to developing and implementing programs requiring the specific contribution of anthropology to their success.

Through their course work and practical experiences, students learn how to apply current anthropological understandings and methods in their professional work. Careers for students include working in governmental and non-governmental agencies concerned with education, including schools, as well as other educational institutions (medical, communicational, commercial, etc.) both in the United States and abroad.

These programs build on faculty expertise in several areas of application: particularly in ethnographic methods for educational analysis, informal education, urban education, global education in local contexts, literacy and technology.  Each student's program is individualized around a common core.  For exemplary programs of study see:


Margaret Mead Fellowships for Masters Students

The Programs in Anthropology are pleased to announce the inauguration of the "Margaret Mead Fellowship" for students in pursuit of the M.A. in Anthropology and Education.

Three fellows will each receive funding to cover 10 of the 32 points required to complete the degree. All who are interested can learn more about the program view the Masters Programs page.

To apply, please indicate in your Statement of Purpose that you would like to be considered. You can find detailed instructions on how to apply on the Office of Admission website.