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Masters Program in Anthropology

The Department of Anthropology, within the College of Arts and Sciences, offers a graduate program leading to the M.A. in Anthropology. The M.A. Program in Anthropology is designed for students aspiring to non-academic or academic careers, including those, for example, who wish to pursue anthropological training for careers in education or for those whose undergraduate training did not prepare them for doctoral level work in Anthropology. Students take professional training, and foundational and advanced anthropology coursework toward the M.A., with the option of a capstone project (with the approval and supervision of a faculty advisor). Admission and credit requirements are the same regardless of whether a student carries out a capstone project, but the course of study differs. Depending on the course of study, students may earn degree credits through one of the Study Abroad programs as well as potentially earn one of SBU’s Advanced Graduate Certificates, including the Advanced Graduate Certificate in Human Origins, offered jointly through Stony Brook University and the Turkana Basin Institute in the Kenya study abroad program. This program (ANT) is independent from the Doctoral Program in Anthropological Sciences (DPA).

More detailed descriptions of admission and requirements are given on our department's MA Admissions page and  in the Graduate Bulletin available from the Graduate School. Interested students may also contact the director of the Masters program or the Academic Programs Coordinator for details. Application can be made on-line through the Graduate School.

For the Spring 2024 Graduate Course Schedule, click here.

For the Spring 2024 Course Permission Request Form, click here.

Program application deadline: January 15th.

Director of the Masters Program
James Rossie
Phone: (631) 632-5808
Academic Programs Coordinator
Tara Powers
Phone: (631) 632-7606