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The Master of Arts in Applied Anthropology offers students the opportunity to use anthropological theories and methods toward the goal of solving real-world problems.
Our program is constructed around a set of core courses combined with independent research and internships. The degree takes advantage of our longstanding departmental strengths in public archaeology, urban anthropology, international development, globalization, medical anthropology, and museum studies.
Students may choose to follow a targeted curriculum, focusing on a particular aspect of the discipline; all students will also be well-trained in a broad range of anthropological approaches.
The integration of three of the four sub-fields in anthropology--archaeology, biological anthropology, and cultural anthropology--makes this program distinctive among graduate programs in applied anthropology.
Another notable feature of the program is its emphasis on civic engagement and community collaboration in student and faculty research. Specifically, the program:
- Offers residents of Central Indiana the opportunity to undertake graduate work in applied anthropology at an urban, public university.
- Provides additional skills and expertise to those employed in such areas as social work, urban planning, community organizing, public health, community nursing, and cultural resource management.
- Provides a foundation for students who want to pursue a Ph.D. in anthropology from another institution.
Applicants do not have to have an undergraduate degree in anthropology but do need to have a B.A. or B.S. from an accredited university and to have a reasonable background in the social sciences.
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