San Diego State University

College of Arts and Letters



Student Services, 3356

San Diego, CA 92182

United States


(619) 594-5821

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

M.A.- Anthropology

Format: Campus

Program Description:

Offering an integrated approach to anthropology with a strong emphasis in both theoretical and applied dimensions of the field, the SDSU M.A. program in Anthropology prepares students for:

Teaching positions in Anthropology; Doctoral training in Anthropology and allied fields (e.g., Geography, Public Health, Primate Conservation Biology, etc.); Professional careers in public and private sectors and non-profit organizations (e.g., cultural resource management, urban planning, program evaluation, administration, healthcare, marketing, and sustainable resource management and economic development)

Our current faculty specialize in migration and border studies, medical anthropology, food studies, urban and political anthropology, science and technology studies, environmental anthropology, ethnoprimatology and primate conservation, human biology and human behavioral ecology, bioarchaeology and forensic anthropology, historical archaeology, marine historical ecology, computational archaeology, and zooarchaeology.

Our graduate students receive training in these areas through mentored fieldwork with faculty and via our state-of-the-art laboratory facilities, including the Biological Anthropology & Primatology Lab, the Computational Archaeology Lab, the Environmental Archaeology and Anthropology Lab, the Historical Archaeology and Maya Research Lab, and the Zooarchaeology Lab (


SDSU is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

Classification: Master's College or University II

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 20,000-39,999

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