The Master of Arts in Theological and Cultural Anthropology at Eastern University is an eleven month program that prepares students to teach anthropology, serve in cross-cultural Christian ministry, and/or find jobs in business or government that are related to international work. The MA in Theological and Cultural Anthropology is available in either residential or online formats.

Program Details

Stephanie Oelrich
“I chose Eastern because this was the only program in the country integrating faith with anthropology. The professors at Eastern take the time to listen, discuss, and mentor. Learning here is not simply gaining knowledge, it is digging deep into who you are, what you believe, and what you are going to do with that knowledge. Theology and anthropology are a natural pairing because they both deal with people and why people are the way they are.”

Stephanie Oelrich, MA '17

Skills developed by this program:

  1. The ability to do ethnographic research and writing for government, business, and church agencies working internationally and at home. 

  2. The ability to write and publish scholarly work that expands anthropology’s understanding of humanity to include a faith-based perspective.

  3. The ability to plan and implement a wide variety of programs in which people from various cultural backgrounds work together, and/or services are provided that take culture into account.

Learn More: Why Eastern?