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University of Memphis, Masters Degree in Applied Anthropology (please forward to interested students)

University of Memphis, Masters Degree

in  Applied Anthropology

Excellence in Engaged Research and Community Outreach


Now celebrating our 35th anniversary, the graduate program in Applied Anthropology at the University of Memphis consistently ranks among the top-tiered Masters programs in North America. As part of our ongoing efforts to train a new generation of practicing anthropologists, we are actively recruiting promising students for graduate study.

Our program offers two areas of concentration: Medical Anthropology, with an emphasis on health disparities, community health and risk; and healthcare systems; and Globalization, Development, & Culture, with a focus on community development, environmental justice and sustainability, and cultural heritage an identity.


Why study at the University of Memphis?


  • Most of our graduate students receive funding and tuition waivers, as well as subsidized membership in the Society for Applied Anthropology;
  • Students typically complete the program in two years;
  • Despite the current recession, our graduates continue to enjoy great success in obtaining employment that is directly applicable to their training,


What makes our program unique?


Nationally recognized applied program, award-winning faculty, significant graduate funding opportunities, practicum experience, extensive research opportunities, broad community networks, ethnographic research laboratory, conference travel funding, community engagement award, anthropology student club, colloquia and events, special workshops and guest lectures.


What are some of our principal research areas?


Neighborhood development, cultural identity and human rights, museum studies, environmental justice, community health and disparities, mental health, environmental health, family and maternal-child health, food deserts.


The University of Memphis also offers certificates and interdisciplinary degrees in:

  • Museum Studies
  • Non-Profits
  • Global Information Systems (GIS)
  • Women’s Studies
  • Masters and PhD in Public Health
  • Forthcoming: PhD in Public Policy


For more information, contact:

Department of Anthropology - The University of Memphis - Memphis, TN 38152; Phone: (901) 678-2080; Fax: (901) 678-2069; http://www.memphis.edu/anthropology



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