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Haverford College

48 months
62850 USD/year
62850 USD/year
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The Anthropology program at Haverford College teaches students the methods of social and cultural research and analysis and introduces them to the history of anthropology.


At Haverford College we teach socio-cultural anthropology, which has three central traits:

  • It is comparative: we compare social and cultural phenomena in one place to those in another and in relation to general theories about humans and human societies. This comparative method allows us to tease out what is unique and distinctive about the subject we are studying and what more generally tends to be true.
  • It is holistic. We study practices and institutions as they are embedded in context.
  • It involves participant-observation fieldwork. Social and cultural anthropologists live in the communities they are studying for extended periods of time, to build a perspective that integrates an insider’s and an outsider’s points of view.

Students of the Anthropology program from Haverford College are encouraged to think critically and self-reflectively about several areas of intellectual inquiry, including:

  • To understand the unique contribution of anthropology to the study of the social, and the ways in which it addresses the most pressing issues of our times.
  • To learn how to situate strange and familiar social practices and cultural categories in shifting and contingent historical, economic, and political formations and structures.
  • To recognize the impact of the position of the scholar in the production of knowledge.
  • To know the key figures in anthropology and their specific theoretical, methodological, and empirical contributions to the history and development of the discipline.
  • To understand key contemporary debates in the field and how older categories of race, culture, nation, and language have shaped recent theoretical innovations.
  • To be familiar with the subfields of the discipline (e.g., political and legal anthropology, medical anthropology, the anthropology of religion, environmental anthropology, visual anthropology, etc.) and their contributions to interdisciplinary knowledge production.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Anthropology
  • History and Theory of Anthropology
  • Visual Approaches to Autoethnography
  • Themes in the Anthropology of Religion: Ritual
  • Ethnographies of Africa: Culture, Power and Identity
  • Medical Anthropology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Common Application and Personal Statement
  • Haverford Common Application Supplement and Honor Code essay
  • School Report with most recent transcript (including 1st quarter grades if applying ED)
  • School Profile and Counselor Report
  • 2 Teacher Evaluations (English, Math, Science, Social Studies or Foreign Language)
  • $65 Application Fee or fee waiver
    • Required as soon as first trimester or first semester grades are available: Mid-Year School Report Form with attached Secondary School Transcript
    • Optional: Standardized Test Results: Either the SAT or ACT Exam. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    62850 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 62850 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    62850 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 62850 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Ardmore

1000 - 1500 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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