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Graduate School

Anthropology MA


  • Major: Anthropology 
  • Degree: Master of Arts
  • School/College: Arts and Sciences

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See the program curriculum and learn about admission. 



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Fall Application Deadline: January 1

Required Documents

  • Official Transcripts
  • 2 Letters of Recommendation
  • Writing Sample
  • Personal Statement

Applications Accepted for These Semesters...

  • Fall Semester

Areas of Concentration 

  • Archaeology
  • Biological/Biocultural Anthropology
  • Cultural Anthropology
  • Linguistic Anthropology


A Note from the Program

The Department of Anthropology invites graduate student applicants interested in pursuing an MA in Anthropology whose research interests complement existing areas of faculty expertise. Our students routinely secure internal seed monies from the Department, and other USC centers and programs (e.g. the Walker Institute) to support their research. Masters students enjoy a high rate of post-USC degree placement.

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