48 months
27113 USD/year
13156 USD/year
5498 USD/year
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Anthropology is the study of human life and diversity in all places and at all times, addressing the most fundamental questions about human origins and human nature. The Anthropology program is offered by Washington State University.

Visit the official programme website for more information


Anthropologists study the interactions between our biological heritage and our learned cultural heritages, both past and present. 

Four subfields are available in the Anthropology  program offered by Washington State University :

  • Archaeology
  • Cultural anthropology
  • Linguistics
  • Physical anthropology

Careers in anthropology

Training in anthropology provides an excellent liberal arts background for many professions. WSU anthropology graduates are employed in museums, the National Park Service, archaeological crews, the Peace Corps, and other international development organizations.

Anthropology gives you an understanding of human diversity that is also useful in jobs that don’t require an anthropology degree. A major in anthropology is an excellent basis for teaching, legal professions, international business, foreign service, and graduate work in other social sciences or the humanities.

Programme Structure

Strengths of the Anthropology program offered by Washington State University

  • The Anthropology Museum houses the largest repository of archaeological artifacts from the interior Northwest.
  • The flexible degree program allows students to concentrate in cultural anthropology, linguistics, archaeology, or physical anthropology—or receive a broad background in all four.
  • Anthropology students can join WSU faculty working throughout the world for cultural, linguistic, archaeological, and physical anthropological research.
  • The department hosts a regular lecture series where faculty, advanced graduate students, and visiting experts share their work.
  • Faculty are experts in biological anthropology, evolution, and archaeology.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • National: The fall semester admission priority application date for first-year students is January 31. You can still apply after this date on a space-available basis
  • International: WSU accepts international undergraduate applications at any time of year and operates on a rolling admission basis.


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Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • To be considered for admission to Washington State University as a freshman, a student needs to complete at least 12 years of school, culminating in an appropriate secondary certificate or external examination. (We may consider the first year or two of university in some countries to be secondary level.)
  • Schooling should include preparation in humanities, mathematics, basic sciences, and social sciences.
  • WSU requires a minimum grade point average of 2.70 (on a 4.00 scale) for admission as an international freshman.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    27113 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 27113 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    13156 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13156 USD per year during 48 months.
  • In-State

    5498 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5498 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Pullman

904 - 1507 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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