The MA Promotion Program

The MA Promotion Program

This program is designed for UVA undergraduates who wish to pursue a master's degree in anthropology to deepen their understanding of the many possible ways to live in the world. 

Students accepted into the program continue at UVA as MA students for one additional (5th) year and may count up to 6 credits of graduate-level anthropology courses taken as an undergraduate toward this degree. Aspiring students are encouraged to plan carefully enroll in graduate-level anthropology courses during your 4th year of undergraduate studies. Students should check in with their advisors, ideally during their 3rd year to plan their coursework carefully, because the 6 credits of graduate coursework must be over and above the 120 credits (and all associated course requirements) required for the BA degree. Taking graduate courses in advance allows you to complete the 24-credit MA program in as little as one additional academic year.

Advantages to the MA Promotion Program include the waiving of application fee and GRE test requirement as well as up to a year of tuition savings! Students typically apply in the spring of their 3rd year of studies (though 4th-Year students are still eligible). We target primarily Anthropology majors for this program, but in principle any UVA undergraduate can apply.

For more information, contact your major advisor or the Director of Undergraduate Programs.