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¿Qué aprenderé?

The Department of Anthropology offers graduate programs leading to the Master of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy degrees. Provided the student has been admitted to the Graduate School and meets its requirements, acceptance and continuation in the graduate program are at the discretion of the Department of Anthropology. The philosophy of the Department of Anthropology is to produce students with broad backgrounds in the major subfields of anthropology and expertise in particular specialty areas. Within this philosophy, and subject to the requirements discussed below, the department offers a flexible program which will serve students with diverse needs and goals.


In addition to the master’s degree requirements specified in the Graduate Catalog, the following departmental requirements apply to all M.A. in Anthropology degree candidates:

Each student must complete three core courses: ANTH 500E, the core course in their subfield, and a course determined in consultation with the chair of the M.A. in Anthropology committee. It is preferred that these courses be completed during the first year; no more than one core course can be deferred into the second year, and ANTH 500E must be completed during the first Fall semester in the program. At the end of the student’s first year of study, the faculty will evaluate each student’s performance in the completed core courses along with the rest of the student’s record and arrive at a decision on the student’s continuation in the program. This decision will take into account the overall evidence of the student’s abilities, potentials, and interests.

Each student must complete one or more regular graduate-level courses or seminars in each of two subdisciplines of the student’s choice (from among archaeological, linguistic, physical, sociocultural anthropology) beyond the core courses.

A further nine credit hours of course work will be assigned by the student’s committee after consultation with the student. These nine hours may include up to four hours of graduate credit to meet tool requirements, and may not include more than three credit hours of independent study or thesis. No more than three hours of credit in ANTH 501, ANTH 590, ANTH 597, and ANTH 599 (thesis) may be applied toward the Graduate School requirements of 30 hours of graduate course credit and 15 hours of 500-level credit. The department requires two additional seminars (500-level course) beyond the core courses and the thesis hours.

Each student must demonstrate a reading competence in a relevant language foreign to the student. Students entering the program may petition to have previously taken courses accepted for credit as equivalent to core courses in cases where the equivalence can be documented.

M.A. in Anthropology Degree Committee, Thesis, Research Paper

Each student in the M.A. in Anthropology degree program will consult with the Director of Graduate Studies and relevant faculty members to select a three-person faculty committee, which will assume major responsibility for the student’s advisement. At least two members of this committee, including the chair, must be from the Department of Anthropology, and the third member may be selected from outside the department. At least the chair should be chosen by the end of the first year, and the entire committee by the end of the third term.

¿En cuál departamento estoy?

College of Liberal Arts

Opciones de estudio

a tiempo completo (30 horas)

Costos de estudio
US$30.000,00 por año
This fee is for 2021 and it may, subject to change in the coming year
Aplicaciones hasta

Esperado March 2023

Fecha de inicio

22 Agosto 2022


College of Liberal Arts

Southern Illinois University,



62901, United States

Requerimiento de entrada

Para estudiantes de Estados Unidos

Applicants must have completed 2.7 (on a grading scale with 4.0=A; approximately a "B-" average) on the last two years of bachelor’s coursework; 3.0 on all previous graduate work (approximately a "B" average).

Para estudiantes internacionales

To be eligible to be considered for admission to a graduate degree program, you must meet the following minimum Graduate School requirements: 2.7 (on a grading scale with 4.0=A; approximately a "B-" average) on the last two years of Bachelor's coursework; 3.0 on all previous graduate work (approximately a "B" average).

The English language requirement may be met by submitting: 550 on the paper-based TOEFL; 80 on the internet-based TOEFL; 6.5 on the IELTS; 5.0 on the iTep Academic Plus Exam; C1 required on the Cambridge English Exam.

Deadlines: Fall - March 1.

Puede haber diferentes requisitos de IELTS en función del curso elegido.


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