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  • Anthropology (MA)

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    The New School for Social Research
    Office of Admission
    55 West 13th Street
    New York, NY 10011
    212.229.5600 or 800.523.5411
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    Admissions Liaison
    Aryana Ghazi-Hessami

    Department of Anthropology
    6 East 16th Street, 9th floor
    New York, NY 10003
    Tel: 212.229.5757 x3016
    Fax: 212.229.5595

    Mailing Address
    79 Fifth Avenue, 9th floor
    New York, NY 10003

    Chair 
    Nicolas Langlitz

    Senior Secretary
    Charles Whitcroft

    Student Advisor
    Isabel Arciniegas Guaneme

    Anthropology Student Handbook

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  • The MA in Anthropology is a 30 credit program combining the theoretical and methodological foundations of social and cultural anthropology with an emphasis on the critical exploration of how ethnographic sensibilities matter in the world today.

    The program is designed to provide students with a broad understanding of the development of anthropology within the social sciences and introduce them to key concepts and issues that shape contemporary fields of knowledge production.

    • Degree Master of Arts (MA)
    • Credits 30 credits
    • Format Full-time or part-time, on-campus
    • Duration 2 years (full-time)
    • Start Term Fall or Spring

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    The MA prepares graduates for academic and professional careers in diverse fields, including non-profit organizations, global NGOs, government, museums and cultural institutions, journalism, or further study and research at the doctoral level.

    Entering students work with an individual faculty advisor. This advisor, together with the departmental student advisor, introduces them to the curriculum as a whole and helps them to balance their focus between substantive knowledge and research and writing practices.

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