Columbia University

Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

Museum Anthropology


630 West 169th Street

New York City, NY 10027

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Museum Anthropology

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The M.A. in Museum Anthropology, offered by the Department of Anthropology at Columbia University and the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH), is a professional degree for those currently working in or interested in moving into the museum field. Students with an M.A. in Museum Anthropology learn not only the practical skills necessary to work effectively in a museum environment, they also develop the theoretical perspective essential to those who are using material culture to express ideas through visual display. The MA program trains students:to interpret ethnographic and archaeological collections for the general public, to work in registration or collections management, to become scientific or research staff for a range of museums.


Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Facts & Figures

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 20,000-39,999

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