Since the Fall of 2015, we offer three different options for the Master's degree.
First, a four-field Master’s Degree (cultural anthropology [including linguistic anthropology], Japanese Studies, archaeology [prehistoric, historical], and biological anthropology [bioarchaeology, paleoanthropology]). The curriculum is core-light, flexible and individualized to meet the diverse and changing needs of our graduates who want to enter the job market after completing the MA/MS or continue their training at the PhD level.
Second, a Master's Degree through the Stevenson Center in Applied Community and Economic Development Fellows and Peace Corps Fellows in anthropology fulfill the requirements below for a sequence in applied community and economic development and a concentration in cultural anthropology. The curriculum is an interdisciplinary sequence of core courses in applied community/economic development and anthropology. The application deadline is February 1 for fall admissions.
Third, a new dual degree program with Nihon University in Japan, where students will pursue degrees in Anthropology from both institutions. Students will pursue individualized curriculum in consultation with their advisor. Similar to the program above, the curriculum will be core-light. Students should consult Dr. Nobuko Adachi or Dr. Jim Stanlaw when planning their program.
Information about Nihon University and the application process can be found on the ISU International Studies website.
(Note: we will not be accepting biological anthropology students for the 2017-2018 academic year.)