Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
415 South Street, MS 084
Waltham, MA 02453
MA, Joint MA with Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, PhD
Located just outside of Boston, Brandeis' Department of Anthropology offers a Master of Arts degree in Anthropology, a Joint MA in Anthropology and Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, and a PhD. Our graduate students specialize in either sociocultural anthropology or anthropological archaeology.
Areas of faculty specialization in sociocultural anthropology include economic anthropology and development, gender and sexuality, linguistic and semiotic anthropology, medical anthropology, religion and ritual, global and transnational processes, urban anthropology, political ecology, colonialism and postcoloniality, citizenship and the state, anthropology of finance, psychological anthropology, personhood and experience, and inequalities and social justice. Geographic areas of faculty research include Latin America, North America, Africa, South Asia, the Middle East, East Asia and Oceania.
Areas of faculty specialization include theories and methods in archaeology, Mesoamerican civilizations with a particular focus on the Maya and Zapotec cultures, the archaeology of power and inequality, borderlands and landscape, meaning and material culture, writing systems, bioarchaeology and human osteology, geographic information systems (GIS), and the modern contexts of archaeological research.
The Department of Anthropology offers the best of both worlds: the intellectual strength of a major research institution and the personalized attention of a small department. Graduate training is based on core courses in the history, theories, and methods of anthropology and opportunities to pursue a wide range of theoretical, ethnographic and archaeological interests. Training for independent research is stressed, with particular emphasis on theoretical issues and fieldwork.
Financial Aid: Yes
International Financial Aid: Yes
Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive
Loans Offered: A variety of loan programs, including the Federal Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loan and the TERI Continuing Education Loan, may be available to Graduate Professional Studies students who meet this criteria.
Locale: Midsize Suburb