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eISU Online MA, MS, and Medical Anthropology Certificate

The Master's of Arts and Master's of Science in Anthropology and the Medical Anthropology Certificate are offered as online, year-round programs of study. We offer many classes as synchronous distance learning. The Department of Anthropology offers graduate students many courses online leading to either the Master of Arts or Master of Science degree in Anthropology and the Medical Anthropology Certificates. These offerings provide opportunities for specialization in archaeological science, ecological, medical, and applied anthropology, linguistics, biocomplexity, informatics, and oral history. Please note that some master's theses research topics may require in-person work and/or curriculum. Please consult with either the Graduate Program Director (see contact info below) or your advisor to determine if the topic you want to pursue can be completed 100% online. We also offer rolling admissions; meaning that students may begin their studies in fall, spring, or summer semesters.

Spring Admission
November 1

Summer Admission
April 1

Fall Admission
April 1

Why choose us?

Cost: a set program fee of only $330.00 per credit hour saving you a minimum of $140.00 per credit hour

  • total program fees cost, in-state or out-of-state, is currently $9,900.00

Convenience: 30 credits for MA and MS, 12 credits for Medical Anthropology Certificate

  • online curriculum (see Programs of Study above)


  • apply any time to start your studies in fall, spring or summer terms
  • be a full or part-time student as your schedule allows


  • individualized, live online advising


Need Help?

Graduate Program Director, Dr. Charles A. Speer at

Graduate School Admissions: 208-282-2150 or

Department of Anthropology: 208-282-2629 or