What You'll Learn
Through the graduate degree in the field of anthropology and archaeology you:
- Build a foundation in the theories and methods of anthropology and archaeology through the investigation of the material culture of past societies.
- Enhance your understanding of the similarities and differences across cultures, including their origins and their contemporary implications for ideology, religion, gender, land use, ethnic conflict, race, and current political and environmental crises.
- Choose between an individual one-on-one thesis research project or a final capstone project completed in community with your fellow candidates.
- Earn an optional graduate certificate in social justice.
Your Harvard Degree
Master of Liberal Arts (ALM) in Extension Studies, field: Anthropology and Archaeology.
Our working adult students don't need to wait to finish their degrees to start enjoying the career benefits of their Harvard education. Well over 50% of graduates every year report to us that simply completing courses toward their degrees contribute to career benefits.
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Getting Started: Admissions and Degree Requirements
At Harvard Extension School, your admission is based largely on your performance in three specific Harvard Extension courses that you complete before submitting an application.
To get started, we invite you to explore degree requirements, confirm your initial eligibility, and learn more about our unique “earn your way in” admissions process.
Be part of the community. The people at the Extension School have life experience, knowledge, and diversity, all of which is absolutely critical. I say that in order to honor and highlight the amazing things that Extension School students bring to the university.
Cost and Financial Aid
Affordability is core to our mission. When compared to our continuing education peers, it’s a fraction of the cost.
|Our Tuition (2021–22 rate)||$2,980 per 4-credit course ($745 per credit)|
|Average Tuition of Peer Institutions||$5,476 per course|
|Average Total Cost||$35,760|
After admission, you may qualify for financial aid. Typically, eligible students receive grant funds to cover a portion of tuition costs each term, in addition to federal financial aid options.