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MA/MS Applied Anthropology

University of North Texas
Our master's degrees in Applied Anthropology teach you to take informed and thoughtful action as a street-level practitioner, administrator, agency-based researcher or program evaluator.

The on-campus master's program offered by UNT's Department of Anthropology was created in 2000 to serve students who wanted to obtain an advanced degree in applied anthropology. Most of our graduate courses are offered in the evening to make the program more accessible for students who work during the day. On-campus students enjoy the small size of each cohort and the opportunities to meet with other students and faculty. The program can be completed in two years. In order to do so, students take three classes each fall and spring semester, for a total of twelve classes, and conduct the thesis research in the summer between the first and second year.

The online master's program was created to serve students who are unable to attend an on-campus master's program due to geographic, work and/or family constraints. Among other groups, we hope to attract students with diverse backgrounds who have been historically underrepresented in anthropology. This program was created by the UNT anthropology faculty using innovative pedagogical designs that maintain the rigor of a fully face-to-face program while making it more accessible.

In addition to their geographic expertise, our faculty members have extensive backgrounds in bilingual education, health, migration, race and ethnicity and sustainable communities. Some of their research has explored:

  • Environmental health and sustainability
  • Factors that influence food insecurity
  • Outreach and educational attainment of Latinos
  • Refugee and asylum seekers
  • Place making and the urban environment
  • Virtual communication and collaboration in the workplace
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Listed below are the documents required to apply for this course.
3 years


Aug 2024

Start Month

Jul 2024

Application Deadline

Upcoming Intakes

  • August 2024
  • August 2025
  • January 2025
  • August 2026
  • January 2026

Mode of Study

  • Full Time