About the Masters Program

Dr. Mary Ann Raghanti measures nonhuman primate feces for hormone analysis at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo Endocrinology Laboratory.
The Master’s Program in anthropology at Kent State University was established in 1970 and is based on a holistic approach to anthropology. Students receive training in three fields of anthropology: cultural anthropology, archaeology, and biological anthropology.

Training in cultural anthropology emphasizes the study of culture, specifically kinship, religion, and symbolic meaning in a variety of ecological and economic settings. Students interested in archaeology receive training in both theory and field methods. The focus of archaeological research in the department traditionally has been on the Americas. Students in biological anthropology receive training in evolutionary theory, structural and functional primate anatomy, including human anatomy and primate behavior and ecology.

The M.A. program is strongly research-oriented and encourages students to develop their own projects or participate in existing projects by their second semester. The aim of the program is to provide students with the best possible training to either continue study in a Ph.D. program or obtain employment after completing the M.A. program. Over 80% of the graduates from our M.A. program either go on for the Ph.D. or find employment in an area directly related to their training. Applications are due February 1 and are reviewed only once each academic year. A statement of goals, three letters of recommendation, official transcript, and GRE scores are required.

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Click here for the Anthropology Graduate Student Handbook

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First year Anthropology M.A. students, Spring 2013.

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