Master of Arts in Professional Applications in Anthropology Program By Michigan State University | Top Universities

Master of Arts in Professional Applications in Anthropology

Master of Arts in Professional Applications in Anthropology

Michigan State University

Michigan State University, East Lansing, United States
  • QS World University Rankings
    157
  • Study Level Masters
  • Duration 24 months
  • Scholarships No
The Master of Arts in Professional Applications in Anthropology will allow students to select a flexible but highly focused plan of study to prepare for positions as practicing anthropologists in government or the private sector. In addition to specialized training within the field of anthropology, students will be expected to elect courses in a field related to the practice of anthropology such as geographical information systems (GIS), cartography, resource development, management of nonprofit organizations, museum studies, or another practice-oriented specialty that is approved by the student’s guidance committee. Students will also obtain experience as practicing professionals. This program includes three areas of professional development: (1) in-depth knowledge of the discipline of anthropology; (2) demonstrated command of communication and presentation skills, as shown in the writing and public presentation of a master’s paper; (3) demonstrated practical experience, obtained either as part of past employment, or as an internship within the public or private sector. Students who are enrolled in the Master of Arts degree program with a major in Professional Applications in Anthropology must complete a minimum of 30 credits, 15 which must be earned in anthropology, under Plan B (without thesis). The student’s program of study must be approved by the student’s guidance committee. Normally students complete the requirements for the Master of Arts degree in two years.
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