For those who are interested in applying anthropology to design and business, and who are thinking about a master’s degree, The University of North Texas is a leader in training anthropologists for this field of work.
At UNT’s Master’s Program in Applied Anthropology, students develop a strong grounding in anthropological theory while also conducting applied projects for clients in both the private sector and the not-for-profit sector. Areas of focus include design anthropology and user-centered design, communication in the workplace, human-computer interaction, consumer behavior, diversity and globalization, and organizational anthropology.
Professors include Christina Wasson and Susan Squires, well-respected practitioners who both have a long history in design anthropology. The program is offered both on-campus and online. Alumni of this program have gone onto very successful careers in user experience and design research, working in numerous design firms and corporations, including SapientNitro, NASA, Microsoft, and others.
New students are only admitted in the fall, so applications are due this spring. Click here to learn more about the program.