The School of Language, Culture, and Society offers graduate work leading to a Master of Arts in Applied Anthropology. The school also offers graduate work leading to a Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies and participates as a minor field in other advanced degree programs. A variety of individualized programs are available within the MAIS framework.
This program is geared toward filling an important and growing niche: the need for anthropologists with advanced training in applied research. Our graduates go on to careers in academia or employment in a large variety of other areas, including government agencies (recent examples include the Bureau of Land Management and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration); the non-profit sector (examples include global organizations such as Oxfam, and regional organizations such as the Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission); tribal groups around the country, and the private sector.