Collaborate, understand, transform

An applied anthropology MA from our nationally-recognized program can help you make a difference.

The Department of Anthropology offers one of the nation's leading MA programs in Applied Anthropology. With award-winning faculty and significant funding and research opportunities, our department focuses on training students to apply the theories and methods of anthropology to address real-world problems in collaboration with communities.

Our students move on to careers in government, nonprofit, and private sectors in multiple areas, including healthcare, community development, health administration, cultural heritage preservation, and environmental management. Our program also prepares students to move on to doctoral study in anthropology and other fields.

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collaborate icon Collaborate with new peers and our established network of world-renowned mentors, community leaders, and former program graduates as you develop an original applied project.
Collaboration icon Develop and refine knowledge, skills, and mindsets to understand complex problems in new ways through an anthropological lens.
transform Our two-year MA in Applied Anthropology helps you build your career, your impact, and your community. 
medical icon The Applied Anthropology MA also can also include an optional concentration in Applied Medical Anthropology, as well as a 3-year MA/MPH integrated program. Students interested in Urban Anthropology and Community Development can take advantage of a dual degree City and Regional Planning.


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For more information...

See our Applied Anthropology MA Frequently Asked Questions page, or Email our Graduate Coordinator, Dr. Ted Maclin.