Online MA and PhD Degrees in Anthropology and Social Change

Activist Scholarship for Social Change

Join a Community of Activist-Scholars

The Anthropology and Social Change online programs at CIIS offer both Ph.D. and M.A. degrees that emphasize activism and social justice through scholarship.

Students don’t study people from afar, they participate in co-research with change makers who are creating the world they want to see. The research produced in our department provides concrete examples of transformational societies. 

Our program provides students with skills and expertise relevant to careers in education, activism, and social justice work.

In both our Ph.D. and master’s programs you will:

  • Study online in our low-residency structure
  • Engage in ethnographic research of Real Utopias
  • Learn activist media and organizing skills
  • Be prepared for a career in organizing, grant writing, and policy analysis

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