Take your passion for anthropology to the next level.
The anthropology master's program at Illinois State is flexible and individualized. With only two required courses, you can work with an advisor to design a curriculum that engages you and helps you achieve your goals.
Our graduate program builds on our fully developed four-field program in archaeology, anthropological linguistics, cultural anthropology, and biological anthropology. Within that, we offer five concentrations:
You'll dive deep into your concentration inside and outside the classroom. We offer lots of research opportunities. On top of a thesis, you can work side-by-side with faculty on projects that make major contributions to the anthropology field.
No matter what area you focus on, you can count on having all the support you need at Illinois State. Our class sizes are small with plenty of individualized attention. We also have modern labs with the latest equipment and technology, museum collections, and a field school. Plus, our faculty and staff will be with you every step of the way.
The Anthropology master’s program also offers a distinctive program for those interested in applied community development experiences. The Applied Community and Economic Development (ACED) Fellows Program at the Stevenson Center for Community and Economic Development enables those who are passionate about social change through service to take their careers to the next level. The Stevenson Center ACED Fellows Program provides AmeriCorps Education Award premium match.
Once you leave our program, you'll open yourself up to plenty of opportunities in the professional world or Ph.D. programs.
A student applying to a master's program must:
International students can learn more about specific application requirements by visiting the Office of Admissions.
To apply to this program you must have:
You must also submit:
Your statement should include what concentration you are interested in pursuing. Options for this program include:
Admissions decisions consider your proposed research with the expertise of our faculty.
GRE scores are not required for your application. However, if you wish to submit them, you may.
Scores do not play a significant part in our decision-making process for admission. GRE scores may help your application if you did not have strong undergraduate grades but do have strong GRE scores.
Use institution code 1319 if you want to submit your scores. It will not be held against you if you do not submit GRE scores as part of your application.
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The University provides graduate assistantships as a means of financial support. They are intended as a way to facilitate a student's progress to degree while providing important professional development.
To be eligible for an assistantship a student must, generally,
Graduate assistants receive
Graduate tuition waivers are awarded on a competitive basis by departments/schools offering graduate programs to students who show promise for success and who have not received a fellowship or other award funding tuition costs. Tuition waivers cover tuition only. The student is responsible for paying the required fees. Submit this form to your department graduate coordinator. https://grad.illinoisstate.edu/downloads/tuition_wavers/graduatetuitionwaiver.pdf
See Student Accounts for information on tuition and fees. Funding for graduate students is available from several different sources. Students who have been admitted from contiguous states including Iowa, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, and Wisconsin will receive in-state tuition.
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