Graduate Programs

  • Two male students holding diplomas pose with their female professor

    From L-R: Haoqian Chen, MA’18, Department Chair Janet McIntosh, Jonathan Rocha, MA’18

  • The Department of Anthropology offers the best of both worlds: the intellectual strength of a major research institution and the personalized attention of a small department. Graduate training is based on core courses in the history, theories, and methods of anthropology and opportunities to pursue a wide range of theoretical, ethnographic and archaeological interests. Training for independent research is stressed, with particular emphasis on theoretical issues and fieldwork. 

    Graduate Degree Options

    For all applicants:

    In addition to the degrees above, the following program is offered to current Brandeis master's students and alumni:


    Our graduate students specialize in either sociocultural anthropology or anthropological archaeology. 

    Sociocultural Anthropology

    Anthropological Archaeology