MA in Applied Cultural Anthropology in Hawaiʻi, the Pacific, and Asia

Designed to train the next generation of practicing anthropologists who seek to employ the theories, methods, and analysis of cultural anthropology in service to local and Indigenous communities in Hawai‘i, the Pacific, and Asia. Our program is unique in its geographical and cultural focus, as well as in its commitment to Indigenous peoples.

Applied anthropologists find employment with community initiatives, charitable trusts, private businesses, governmental institutions, and non-governmental organizations. Throughout Hawaiʻi, the Pacific, and Asia, applied anthropologists advocate for--and help uphold and promote--the cultural values, practices, resources, and interactions of people in close relationship with their environment. It is the need for community sustainability in the broadest sense that has led to the creation of these new engagement-based fields of employment.

The curriculum requirements above are effective for students who enter the program in Fall 2015.

Apply here to the MA Applied Cultural Program.

Ty Tengan, Faculty, Department of Anthropology, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

Ty Tengan

Program Coordinator, Faculty

Note: This is a terminal degree. Successful graduates must re-apply to the graduate program if they desire to seek admission to the PhD program.