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Anthropology and Education: MA

The Master of Arts program in Anthropology and Education is designed for students who are planning to enter one of the doctoral programs, as well as those seeking a terminal master’s degree. Administrators, counselors, evaluators, and research associates can improve their work through learning how anthropological methods are applied to educational problems, policy, and practice.

The program requires at least four courses (12 points) in anthropology offered through the Department. The program should include at least one colloquium or seminar level course; three courses (6-9 points) in the fields foundational to anthropology (economics, history, linguistics, philosophy, psychology, sociology); and four other courses (11-14 points) that directly contribute to the emerging professional interest of the candidate. The M.A. program requires an integrative project in addition to the 32-point program.

To satisfy college breadth requirements, masters students must complete three Teachers College courses (for this purpose a course is defined as one in which at least 2 points are earned) outside the major program.