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.
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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Admission and Getting Started
Here at Harvard Extension, you begin your coursework before you even apply. Why? Because we believe the best way to prove you can succeed in the program is by first succeeding in the classroom.
To get started, you take the following three courses. Earn at least a B in each to qualify for admission.
- SSCI 100A Proseminar: Introduction to Graduate Studies and Scholarly Writing in the Social Sciences—Anthropology and Psychology
- 1 anthropology and archaeology course
- 1 anthropology and archaeology course or elective (e.g., EXPO 42b)
Ready to take the next step? Check your admissions eligibility, explore the curriculum, and prepare to enroll in your first course.
See the schedules in the academic calendar.
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 (2020–21 rate)||$2,900 per course|
|Average Tuition of Peer Institutions||$5,476 per course|
|Average Total Cost||$35,000|
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.