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Applied Anthropology

The department of Anthropology offers graduate work in applied anthropology leading to a Master of Arts degree in Anthropology with an option in Applied Anthropology. The program produces practitioners who use anthropological knowledge and methods to design, conduct, and evaluate research and action programs. Students with a B.A. in Anthropology, as well as those who can apply their previous training and experience to the practice of anthropology, are welcome to apply. In order to meet the growing demand in California and elsewhere for professionals capable of addressing the complex, global problems of multicultural urban and regional environments, the Applied Anthropology Program emphasizes knowledge of anthropological theory and specialized training for its application across a wide range of global contexts. All graduate students participate in research projects and internships. Within the global context of urban and regional cultural change, the program offers three concentrations: educational anthropology, medical anthropology, and community anthropology. Regional emphasis begins with the languages, cultures, and communities of Long Beach, and extends globally.

We are a member of Consortium of Practicing and Applied Anthropology Programs

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    For information or inquiries:
    Department of Anthropology, CSULB
    Location: FO3-305
    1250 Bellflower Blvd.
    Long Beach, CA 90840-1003

    Phone: 562-985-5171

    The Department of Anthropology Main Office is located in FO-3, Room 305. This is the third floor of the FO-3 (Faculty Office 3) building. The office is open 9:00am-5:00pm Monday through Friday.