• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #1 (QS) Cambridge, MA, United States
The Anthropology program of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) offers undergraduate students exposure to diverse human cultures, providing perspectives relevant to other fields in the humanities, social sciences, sciences, and engineering.
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Overview

About the program

The courses in the Anthropology program of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) offer conceptual tools for cross-cultural understanding and train students to think critically about the dynamism of specific cultural forms. Subjects also provide intensive introduction to areas of faculty specializations, including medical anthropology, the social dimensions of science, technology and computing, material culture studies, environmental movements, food cultures and politics, magic and religion, ethnographic film production, gender and family studies, migration and ethnic identity, and urban studies.

Undergraduates can major, minor, or concentrate in Anthropology. Students create programs of study with the aid of their primary academic advisors, and their minor or major advisor in Anthropology. Anthropology also offers joint degree programs in combination with engineering, science, or management fields. Please see the Requirements page and the MIT catalog for further details.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    180 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Anthropology: Comparing Human Cultures 
  • How Culture Works 
  • Food, Culture, and Politics
  • Seminar in Ethnography and Fieldwork

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    90

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  • Minimum required score:

    7

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General Requirements

  • Essay
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Secondary School Report (SSR), including high school transcript
  • For non-native English speakers, we strongly recommend providing the results of an English proficiency exam if you have been using English for fewer than 5 years or do not speak English at home or in school, so that we may consider that information alongside the rest of your application
  • We do not have cut off or recommended scores for the ACT or SAT as scores are evaluated within an applicant’s context

Tuition Fee

  • International

    73160 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 73160 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    73160 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 73160 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Cambridge

  • 1814 - 3760 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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