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Top Schools with Anthropology Graduate Programs: List of Schools

Anthropology is the study of human socialization and culture throughout history. Many schools offer master's and doctoral degree programs in anthropology that allow students to specialize in a certain area of the discipline.

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Best Graduate Schools for Anthropology

1. Harvard University in Cambridge, MA

Harvard University is ranked first on U.S. News and World Report's 2010 list of top national universities. The school's anthropology department offers a Master of Arts (M.A.) program in anthropology and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) programs in archeology and social anthropology with specializations in media and medical anthropology. The archaeology program offers concentrations in art and religion, human evolution, bioarchaeology, and complex civilizations. Harvard's anthropology graduate programs focus on issues like globalism, gender studies, cyberspace cultures, cultural violence and diaspora arrangement. The media concentration allows students to use film, digital video and other communication technology to present research results.

Contact Information

  • Address: Massachusetts Hall, Cambridge, MA 02138
  • Phone Number: (617) 495-1000

2. University of Michigan - Ann Arbor

The University of Michigan - Ann Arbor, ranked 27th on U.S. News and World Report's 2010 list of America's best national universities, offers master's and doctoral degrees in anthropology with concentrations in biological anthropology and linguistic anthropology, archeology and ethnology. Students in the biological anthropology concentration investigate human evolution by utilizing primate studies, population genetics, nutrition, ecology, and paleontology. Ethnology students compare cultures and institutions, and those learning about linguistic anthropology focus on past and present languages. The archaeology program helps students understand the history of humans by analyzing preserved remnants of past civilizations. Michigan's anthropology department also contains joint degree programs in culture and cognition, anthropology and history and anthropology and social work.

Contact Information

  • Address: Ann Arbor, MI 48109
  • Phone Number: (734) 764-1817

List of Anthropology Graduate Programs By Student Enrollment

School NameTotal Student EnrollmentAddressPhone Number
Arizona State University 67,082Tempe, AZ 85287(480) 965-9011
University of Florida 51,474355 Tigert Hall, Gainesville, FL 32611(352) 392-3261
Pennsylvania State University - University Park 44,406201 Old Main, University Park, PA 16802 (814) 865-4700
University of Michigan - Ann Arbor41,028Ann Arbor, MI 48109(734) 764-1817
Indiana University - Bloomington 40,354107 South Indiana Avenue, Bloomington, IN 47405(812) 855-8006
University of California - Los Angeles38,200405 Hilgard Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90095(310) 825-4321
University of California - Berkeley35,396Berkeley, CA 94720(510) 642-1405
University of Georgia 34,180Athens, GA 30602(706) 542-3000
Harvard University26,696Massachusetts Hall, Cambridge, MA 02138(617) 495-1000
University of Virginia 24,541Charlottesville, VA 22904(434) 924-0311
Stony Brook University 23,991Stony Brook, NY 11794(631) 632-6000
Columbia University23,196116 Street And Broadway New York, NY 10027(212) 854-1961
University of California - Santa Barbara21,868Santa Barbara, CA 93106(805) 893-8000
Cornell University20,273Ithaca, NY 14853 (607) 255-2000
Northwestern University19,291633 Clark Street Evanston, IL 60208(847) 491-3308
Stanford University17,833Stanford, CA 94305(650) 723-2300
University of Chicago14,7885801 South Ellis Avenue, Chicago, IL 60637(773) 702-7369
Washington University in St. Louis 13,339One Brookings Drive, St. Louis, MO 63130(314) 935-5000
Yale University10,192New Haven, CT 06520(203) 432-1333
CUNY Graduate School and University Center5,944365 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10016(212) 817-7000
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  • Minimum eligibility requirements:
    • Must be a high school graduate or have completed GED
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    • Arkansas (1)
    • Columbia (D.C.) (1)
    • Delaware (1)
    • Florida (9)
    • Georgia (8)
    • Louisiana (1)
    • Maryland (5)
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    • South Carolina (3)
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    • Virginia (11)
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  • School locations:
    • New York (1 campus)
    Areas of study you may find at Syracuse University include:
      • Graduate: Doctorate, First Professional Degree, Master
      • Non-Degree: Certificate
      • Post Degree Certificate: Post Master's Certificate, Postbaccalaureate Certificate
      • Undergraduate: Associate, Bachelor
    • Liberal Arts and Humanities
      • Cultural Studies
      • Ethnic and Gender Studies
      • Geography and Cartography
      • Human and Consumer Sciences
      • Human and Social Services
      • Liberal Arts, Humanities, and General Studies
      • Philosophy
      • Political Science
      • Public Administration
      • Religious Studies
      • Social Science and Studies
        • Anthropology
        • Multidisciplinary or Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
        • Sociology, General
      • Social Studies and History
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    • Illinois (1 campus)
    Areas of study you may find at Northwestern University include:
      • Graduate: Doctorate, First Professional Degree, Master
      • Non-Degree: Coursework
      • Post Degree Certificate: Post Master's Certificate
      • Undergraduate: Bachelor
    • Liberal Arts and Humanities
      • Cultural Studies
      • Ethnic and Gender Studies
      • Geography and Cartography
      • Human and Social Services
      • Liberal Arts, Humanities, and General Studies
      • Philosophy
      • Political Science
      • Public Administration
      • Religious Studies
      • Social Science and Studies
        • Anthropology
        • Multidisciplinary or Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
        • Science, Technology, and Society, General
        • Sociology, General
        • Urban Studies
      • Social Studies and History
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    • Pennsylvania (1 campus)
    Areas of study you may find at Temple University include:
      • Graduate: Doctorate, First Professional Degree, Master
      • Post Degree Certificate: First Professional Certificate, Post Master's Certificate
      • Undergraduate: Associate, Bachelor
    • Liberal Arts and Humanities
      • Cultural Studies
      • Ethnic and Gender Studies
      • Geography and Cartography
      • Human and Social Services
      • Liberal Arts, Humanities, and General Studies
      • Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies
      • Philosophy
      • Political Science
      • Religious Studies
      • Social Science and Studies
        • Anthropology
        • Multidisciplinary or Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
        • Sociology, General
        • Urban Studies
      • Social Studies and History
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    • Massachusetts (1 campus)
    Areas of study you may find at Northeastern University include:
      • Graduate: Doctorate, First Professional Degree, Master
      • Non-Degree: Coursework, Diploma
      • Post Degree Certificate: Post Master's Certificate, Postbaccalaureate Certificate
      • Undergraduate: Associate, Bachelor
    • Liberal Arts and Humanities
      • Ethnic and Gender Studies
      • Geography and Cartography
      • Human and Social Services
      • Liberal Arts, Humanities, and General Studies
      • Philosophy
      • Political Science
      • Public Administration
      • Social Science and Studies
        • Anthropology
        • Multidisciplinary or Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
        • Sociology, General
        • Urban Studies
      • Social Studies and History
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    • Alaska (1 campus)
    Areas of study you may find at University of Alaska include:
      • Graduate: Master
      • Non-Degree: Certificate, Coursework
      • Post Degree Certificate: Postbaccalaureate Certificate
      • Undergraduate: Associate, Bachelor
    • Liberal Arts and Humanities
      • Human and Social Services
      • Liberal Arts, Humanities, and General Studies
      • Philosophy
      • Political Science
      • Public Administration
      • Social Science and Studies
        • Anthropology
        • Multidisciplinary or Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
        • Sociology, General
      • Social Studies and History
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    • California (1 campus)
    Areas of study you may find at Stanford University include:
      • Graduate: Doctorate, First Professional Degree, Master
      • Undergraduate: Bachelor
    • Liberal Arts and Humanities
      • Cultural Studies
      • Ethnic and Gender Studies
      • Liberal Arts, Humanities, and General Studies
      • Philosophy
      • Political Science
      • Public Administration
      • Religious Studies
      • Social Science and Studies
        • Anthropology
        • Archeology
        • Multidisciplinary or Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
        • Science, Technology, and Society, General
        • Sociology, General
        • Urban Studies
      • Social Studies and History

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