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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 through eISU. 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 Certificate. 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. You must contact and select your advisor to determine if the topic you want to pursue can be completed 100% online before applying to the program. You can look for a potential advisor from our department here: Anthropology Faculty. We offer rolling admissions; meaning that students may begin their studies in the fall or spring semesters. You must have your application completed with the graduate school before the dates listed below.

For Spring Admission
November 1

For Fall Admission
April 1


Why choose us?

Cost: Very competitive costs compared to other universities and programs.

  • We offer an eISU waiver for "in-state" tuition rates
    • For information about the eISU waiver, please contact Financial Aid
  • Please see here for up to date tuition costs: Tuition Rates

Convenience: 30 credits for MA and MS


  • apply any time to start your studies in the fall or spring terms
  • be a full or part-time student as your schedule allows
  • 9 hours is considered a full-time graduate student
    • we highly recommend not taking more than 9 hours each semester


  • individualized, live online advising


Need Help?

Graduate School Admissions: 208-282-2150 or gradschool@isu.edu

Graduate Program Director, Dr. Charles A. Speer at charlesspeer@isu.edu

Department of Anthropology: 208-282-2629 or christinecento@isu.edu