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:
- Prehistoric Archaeology
- Historical Archaeology
- Biological Anthropology
- Cultural Anthropology
- Japanese Studies
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.