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Washington State University — Department of Anthropology

Program Type:
Master's International
Department of Anthropology
Degrees Awarded:
Public Health Anthropology (MA)
Admissions Deadlines:

January 10

Admissions Cycle:

Once a year

Program Start:
Program Founded:
June, 2003


Peace Corps service during grad school allows for immersed foreign anthropological research at no cost while building career qualifications with international work experience and enhancing PhD prospects. Six credits are granted for Peace Corps service. WSU waives non-resident tuition for MI students such that out-of-state residents pay resident tuition only. Some fellowships and assistantships are available on a competitive basis.


WSU offers MI options of Public Health Anthropology within the Department of Anthropology's Cultural Anthropology Program. Students assume their Peace Corps positions with at least one year of graduate class work. The program combines training in cross-cultural familiarity, conceptual and practical approaches to international development, and skills to address research questions of health and environmental issues in developing countries. Students conduct field research during Peace Corps service and return to WSU for a semester after service to write their thesis. Students should discuss their interests and plans with the graduate advisor in the department before applying.


Admission requires departmental acceptance; a 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale or the equivalent in the last 60 semester or 90 quarter hours of undergraduate work at a recognized college or university; GRE scores; and previous coursework in anthropology. For financial aid, FAFSA forms must be completed by March 1.

For inquiries about Master's International, call 855.855.1961 x1812.

Program Contacts

If you have questions, please contact:
Prof. Marsha Quinlan

PO Box 644910
Pullman, Washington 99164-9410
(509) 335-5405
(509) 335-3999

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