• Anthropology

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        The New School for Social Research
        Office of Admission
        79 Fifth Avenue, 5th Floor
        New York, NY 10003
        212.229.5600 or 800.523.5411
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        Department of Anthropology
        6 East 16th Street, Room 926
        New York, NY 10003
        Tel: 212.229.5757 ext. 3016
        Fax: 212.229.5595

        Mailing Address
        79 5th Ave, Room 926
        New York, NY 10003

        Department Chair 
        Ann Stoler

        Senior Secretary
        Charles Whitcroft
        whitcroc@newschool.edu

        Student Advisor
        Sarah Chant
        AnthAdvisor@newschool.edu

        Anthropology Student Handbook (PDF)

    • MA in Anthropology

      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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