NOTICE: The University is currently not accepting applications to this program.

Catholic University Master of Arts in Anthropology trains graduate students to be informed consumers of anthropological knowledge, able to research and review literature in the field and to apply perspectives in anthropology through methods of analysis.

The M.A. in Anthropology is structured to impart working knowledge of core perspectives and contemporary theories in anthropology, and of research methods and conduct, which include ethical issues of research with human subjects and cultural property.


  • 30 course hours
  • Thesis or a professional-quality work comparable to a journal article.
  • Comprehensive examination.
  • Proficiency in a foreign language with a discipline-relevant literature.