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ANTHRO-MA - Anthropology


Official Name of Program


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Department(s) Sponsoring Program



Degree Designation

MA - Master of Arts



NYSED Program Code

02491 - ANTHRO-MA

CIP Code


The Department of Anthropology at Hunter College offers the only master’s program in anthropology within the CUNY system. The program offers courses in cultural anthropology, biological anthropology, archaeology, and anthropological linguistics, in order to prepare students for careers in research, teaching and applied fields.

The program offers many courses in the evening to accommodate students who hold full-time jobs. Virtually all students who complete the MA program and apply to PhD programs at other institutions are admitted to a program. Some MA students are accepted to PhD programs before completing the requirements for the Hunter MA.  Hunter MA students may take courses at the CUNY Graduate Center. Most of the Hunter anthropology faculty are also members of the faculty of the Graduate Center’s doctoral program in anthropology. Students are encouraged to participate in faculty research, much of which is externally funded, providing limited opportunities for part-time employment. Scholarships and grants are also available for students in the program to participate in field schools and to conduct field research. Please see our website and contact the graduate adviser for more information.