Master of Arts in Anthropology

Master of Arts in Anthropology University of Louisville

Anthropology Graduate Classes

The objective of the MA in Anthropology at the University of Louisville is to enhance student knowledge of and skills in dealing with contemporary social issues facing a globalizing community and world from an anthropological perspective and to be able to locate these in the long progression of human history and within the body of social science theory.  We expect our graduates to enter professions as skilled administrators, researchers, and leaders.  Although students may focus heavily on Evolutionary Anthropology, Archaeology, or Cultural Anthropology, this is a general, comprehensive masters program.  Anthropology lies at the nexus of many disciplines, and we see our students taking courses from and pursuing collaborations with colleagues in the Social Sciences, Natural Sciences, and Humanities, as well as outside the College in the School of Public Health and the Kent School of Social Work.

Photo of MA student Megan Duncanson with Dr. Crespo



MA student Megan Duncanson with Dr. Crespo

Research with our Faculty

Students with little or no academic background in anthropology will be required to take some preparatory courses determined in consultation with the Department of Anthropology's , Dr. Lisa Markowitz. To learn more about current and ongoing research projects, labs, and field sites, visit our Research and Special Programs page.

Photo of Grace Ellis working in the field

MA student Grace Ellis working in the field.