Learning Outcomes: Anthropology, MA

Learning Outcomes for the Master of Arts in Anthropology


  1. Skills for independent research. Graduate students will acquire professional-level research and reasoning skills to identify important research problems and to subsequently design, execute, and clearly report the results of independent research programs.
  2. Subfield-specific expertise. Our program encompasses the four fields of anthropology, while our core curriculum grounds the separate graduate trajectories. Graduate students should develop an in-depth understanding of the differences and similarities of people through a combination of technical skills, language abilities, and theoretical approaches relevant to their chosen expertise.
  3. Contributions to discipline. Graduate students will develop their intellectual skills to contribute to the discipline through service, research, teaching, and publishing.
  4. Ethical and professional standards. Graduate students will abide by accepted ethical standards of professional anthropological conduct.