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¿Qué aprenderé?

The Department of Anthropology at UTSA offers M.A. degrees specializing in archaeology, biological anthropology, and cultural anthropology. The department emphasizes a holistic approach to Master’s level training that focuses on methods and skills that have applications within the diverse array of careers in today’s academic and non-academic job market. Through formal coursework, internships, and independent thesis research, students learn contemporary theoretical approaches within the discipline as well as specific marketable skills in laboratory methods, geographic information systems (GIS), research design, grant writing, teaching, and primatological, ethnographic, and archaeological practices.

In addition to pursuing Ph.D.s in anthropology and related disciplines, M.A. graduates are prepared for careers in a variety of settings including: heritage management; museums, zoos and wildlife organizations; GIS technician/analyst; national and international NGOs focused on health and well-being; social justice, and conservation; conservation area management; medical and laboratory research; qualitative research consultancy for various industries; and teaching at K-12 and community-college levels.

Theoretical and applied emphases of the department’s faculty include: archaeology of the Maya lowlands and Andean South America; archaeology of Texas, the American Southwest, and Northwest Mexico; primate behavioral ecology; primate conservation ecology and genetics; community-based conservation practices and general conservation strategy; resource management and extraction; human-animal relations; indigenous peoples and politics; environmental politics; water scarcity, and ecological contamination; coastal political ecology and the making of environmental markets; applied anthropology; and medical anthropology. With faculty expertise in North, South and Central America, Africa, East Asia, and Island Pacific, our students work throughout the world.

Degree Requirements

The minimum number of semester credit hours required for this degree is 33 (with thesis).

¿En cuál departamento estoy?

College of Liberal and Fine Arts

Opciones de estudio

a tiempo completo (33 horas de crédito)

Costos de estudio
US$26.564,00 por año
Aplicaciones hasta

Esperado March 2023

Fecha de inicio

Esperado Agosto 2022


College of Liberal and Fine Arts

University of Texas at San Antonio,

One UTSA Circle,



78249, United States

Requerimiento de entrada

Para estudiantes de Estados Unidos

Earned a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited ­college or university in the United States or have proof of equivalent training at a foreign institution.

Para estudiantes internacionales

Applicants should have a 3.3 grade point average in the last 60 hours of coursework and have successfully taken 12 hours of coursework in anthropology or in related areas as determined by the Graduate Program Committee. It is preferable, although not required, that this coursework include courses in the subdisciplines of anthropology.

Undergraduate coursework and other relevant experiences (how did these prepare you for graduate work in Anthropology)

Area of subdisciplinary and regional specialization, as well as particular research interests

GRE: For graduate degree-seeking applicants, GRE scores must also be submitted to the Graduate School. These scores will be considered as only one element in the evaluation of applicants.

The English Language Assessment Procedure is a mandatory assessment for incoming international students whose TOEFL scores are between 60 and 65 (paper version) or 79 and 100 (Internet version).

IELTS: Minimum score of 6.5.

Application deadline:

Fall: Mar. 15

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


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