Undergraduate majors in Anthropology may be eligible to apply for the MA in Anthropology in addition to their BA or BS. This joint BA or BS and MA in Anthropology would provide a Master's Degree in Anthropology at the end of 5 years of study. The joint BA or BS and MA in Anthropology is a separate program from the department's doctoral (PhD) program. Students who wish to pursue the PhD in Anthropology at Tulane must apply separately to that program.
The Anthropology faculty determines the number of students to be admitted into the program each year, based on overall GPA, performance in the major, and the faculty's evaluation of each applicant's potential. Upon acceptance into the 4+1 Program, each student is assigned a faculty advisor whose expertise coincides with that student's interests.
Application to this program requires the following conditions:
Students interested in the 4+1 M.A. program in anthropology should first consult with their anthropology major advisor and the graduate studies coordinator in the department, or other mentors. Students who decide to apply or who are encouraged to apply for the 4+1 M.A. program in anthropology should send a short email message to the department chair and graduate studies coordinator indicating an interest in applying and a short statement about why they are interested in the program. If anthropology department faculty members choose to accept applicants, they must then complete the online application form, which can be found at https://applygrad.tulane.edu/apply/. Neither personal statements nor letters of recommendation are required for the online application to the 4+1 M.A. program in anthropology, but an application fee of $50.00, payable by credit card, is required. Anthropology majors may express interest and may apply at any time, but the spring term of the junior year is the most common time to apply. Students going abroad for some or all of the junior year may want to consult with advisors in advance or immediately after returning to campus about potential interests in the 4+1 program.
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For further information regarding any aspect of Anthropology graduate programs at Tulane, send questions to our Director of Graduate Studies, Prof. Christopher Rodning.