Top schools offering Master in Anthropology degree programs:

The University of Maryland (US)
- The Master of Applied Anthropology (M.A.A.) is designed for students interested in an anthropology career outside of academia and for those who plan on continuing to a Ph.D.
- The University of Maryland is part of the Consortium of Practicing and Applied Anthropology Programs (COPAA).

Brandeis University (US)
- Geographical strengths of the anthropology department include Latin America, North America, Africa, East Asia and South Asia.
- Brandeis is ranked in the top tier of the nation's universities. It is one of the only universities in the world offering a joint M.A. degree in anthropology and women's and gender studies.

Australian National University
- ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences offers the Master in Anthropology degree for those who seek academic preparation for a career in a professional area requiring a solid understanding of the field.
- It is available to qualified applicants from both Australia and overseas.

The University of British Columbia (Canada)
- UBC offers the Master of Arts in Anthropology (MA) which is based upon a combination of coursework, research and a thesis.
- Anthropology at UBC has maintained a reputation in Canada and worldwide for innovative research and teaching. It offers a variety of courses with concentrations in socio-cultural anthropology (including medical and linguistic); anthropological archaeology; and museum and visual anthropology.

University College London (UK)
- The M.Res. in Anthropology is recognised as a research training Masters programme by the ESRC for funding purposes. Other related programmes offered include the MSc in Anthropology, Environment and Development; MA in Material and Visual Culture; MSc in Human Evolution and Behaviour; etc.
- UCL Anthropology is one of only two departments in the UK to achieve the top score of 5* (RAE 2001).

* Suggested Reading: Top UK Universities for Anthropology

World University Ranking Tables

America - US News & World Report, The Princeton Review, BusinessWeek
Canada - Maclean's, Gourman Report Ranking of Canadian Universities
UK - Sunday Times, Guardian, Times Good University Guide, Daily Telegraph
World - Shanghai Jiao Tong ARWU Rankings, Webometrics, Newsweek
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