Master of Arts in Anthropology program covers a diverse range of specializations within the traditional four fields of anthropology with a geographic emphasis on the Pacific Rim. Small cohorts and individualized mentoring for graduate students are strengths of the program. Graduate students are encouraged to develop applied theses grounded in strong theoretical frameworks. Recent theses have focused on issues such as homelessness, health, human rights, language identity, and immigration in communities locally, regionally, and abroad. Archaeology theses typically focus on the Pacific Northwest, taking advantage of legacy collections held by the department.
- Provide structured training in academic core, appropriate specialization courses, and experience conducting independent research
- Prepare students for a variety of professional careers utilizing anthropology (e.g. social services, international corporations, cultural resource management, forensics, public health)
- Prepare students for PhD programs or other advanced degrees
The Graduate School Application Fee is $100, paid at the time of application submission.
Additional application materials are specified below. Applications will not be forwarded to the department for review until all required materials have been received by the Graduate School.
International Applicants: Please click here for information regarding Degree Equivalency, English Language Proficiency and student VISA requirements.
Additional Application Requirements
- Three (3) Letters of Reference
- Statement of Purpose
- GRE scores (not required if you hold an advanced degree - Master's, PhD, JD, MD, etc.)
- Fall: Priority Deadline January 15; Final Deadline March 1