M.Sc. On Campus

Human Skeletal Biology

New York University

24 months
57840 USD/year
57840 USD/year
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The Human Skeletal Biology MSc program offered at New York University prepares graduates to apply the principles and techniques of Biological Anthropology to a variety of contexts, including those in the Forensic Sciences (i.e., Medical Examiner’s office, Coroner’s office, Armed Forces, Criminal Justice, Law Enforcement, Mass Disasters).


Study Human Skeletal Biology at New York University

The Human Skeletal Biology MSc program offered at New York University is also useful training for students who are preparing for admission to doctoral programs in skeletal biology, molecular anthropology, and human evolution.

An integral part of the program is hands-on, semester long professional internships developed according to student interest. These opportunities range from those in genetics (in departmental labs and the ME’s office), osteology and odontology (in departmental labs, NYU School of Dentistry, the AMNH, and ME’s office), and field recovery training (departmental or other field schools). Ideally, student research projects will evolve from these internships into MS theses (see MS Thesis and Requirements and Completed MS Thesis links on this page).

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Dental morphology and morphometrics
  • Zooarchaeology, Medieval Archaeology
  • Primate anatomy and evolution
  • Primate behavior and evolution
  • Experimental archaeology, prehistoric weapons, microwear analysis
  • Experimental archaeology, lithic analysis, and human behavior

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


60 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • All applicants to the Graduate School of Arts and Science (GSAS) are required to submit a complete application for admission.
  • Statement of Academic Purpose
  • GRE
  • Writing Sample 

Tuition Fee

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    57840 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 57840 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    57840 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 57840 USD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for New York City

1819 - 3968 USD /month
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The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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