The Department of Anthropology offers outstanding graduate programs leading to the Master of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy degrees in Anthropology and a 1 year MA degree in Medical Anthropology with a Certificate in Global Health. Whether you’re studying for a Master’s or a Doctorate, you have numerous options for specialization and concentration: medical anthropology, international health, or psychological anthropology. The department also offers combined programs with the School of Nursing and the School of Medicine, including a joint program in Public Health.

Master’s requirements described are in effect for students entering in Fall 2018 and later.

Application process for Department of Anthropology at CWRUDepartment of Anthropology M.A. Program RequirementsAccelerated One Year M.A. Program RequirementsRequirements for a Ph.D. from CWRU Department of Anthropology








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Over the years, graduate student enrollment reflects a continual commitment to academic strength within the department.

Profile pages of current Graduate Students in the CWRU Department of AnthropologyNumber of Graduate Students Matriculating from 2010-2018 in the CWRU Department of AnthropologyList of people recently awarded Ph.D.'s from CWRU Department of AnthropologySubmit an information request if you have any questions








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