Anthropology graduate students gain valuable fieldwork experience, use state-of-the-art labs and work with world-renowned NAU faculty.
Our Anthropology programs are designed to move students into the expanding nonacademic job market as well as accelerate studies for students who want to continue into graduate work.
Master's students choose between research or applied anthropological tracks. The research track focuses on developing original, individual research while the applied track is practitioner-oriented. The students also choose an emphasis archaeology, linguistics, or sociocultural anthropology.
NAU's MA in Anthropology offers intensive computer training, strong faculty support, individualized study, and training for current job market challenges. "NAU Anthropology builds M. A.'s who can write, speak, compute, and do applied and research work in Archaeology, Cultural and Linguistic Anthropology." --Francis E. Smiley, Professor "Our programs offer students unique opportunities to apply anthropological theory, knowledge, and practice. NAU is located in a spectacular environment which provides exciting conditions for teaching, learning, and achieving personal growth in all possible anthropological endeavors." --Robert T. Trotter II, Regents' Professor. NAU offers Master's degrees in archaeology, cultural anthropology, and linguistic anthropology. Students have the option to pursue either the thesis or applied track in any one of the three fields: Archaeology Cultural Anthropology Linguistic Anthropology At NAU you can tailor the program to fit your specific needs, but we also have these foci areas: Cultural and Language Revitalization Communities and Globalization Health/Medical Sutainability and Environment
Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA).
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International Student Requirements:
Non-native English speakers must also submit a current, official TOEFL score of 80 (on the Internet-based test, 213 (on the computer-based test) or 550 (on the paper-based test)
IELTS score of 7.0
Tuition & Financial Aid
Tuition In-State Full Time:
Tuition Out of State Full Time:
Financial Aid Offered: No
Classification: Doctoral/Research Universities - Intensive
Institution Sector: Public
Locale: Small City
Size & Settings: 20,000 and above