The Department of Anthropology offers a graduate program leading to the Master of Arts degree in Anthropology. The course work in this program is conceptually four-field, with faculty strengths in archaeology, cultural anthropology, and physical anthropology.
Degree-seeking students in the Anthropology MA program may elect to follow either a thesis or a nonthesis program of study, both of which require a minimum of 30 credit hours, 15 of which must be at the 6000 level. Students choosing the thesis option must receive a commitment from a faculty adviser for admission into the program. The thesis option is designed for students who plan to enter doctoral programs, while the nonthesis option is more appropriate for students entering or continuing professional careers following the MA degree. Students that focus their studies on archaeology and want to become a Registered Professional Archaeologist cannot pursue the non-thesis option. This registration requies an advanced degree that culminates in either a thesis or dissertation.
- Archaeological Theory and Method
- Seminar in Biological Anthropology
- Seminar in Cultural Anthropology
- Proseminar in Anthropology
- 12 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Deadline passed, International
- Deadline passed, Local
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- One official transcript (in a sealed envelope) from each college/university attended.
- Official, competitive GRE score taken within the last five years. The program's preferred minimum score is 300 on the GRE revised General Test. The program's preferred minimum score is 1000 on the prior format of the GRE General Test which was a 1600 score scale.
- Personal statement of intent that must include the student's research interest, geographical area of interest, faculty they would like to work with, and future career plans (500 words).
- Contact with a potential advisor is recommended prior to application.
- Three letters of recommendation
International288 USD/creditTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 288 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
National288 USD/creditTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 288 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
In-State288 USD/creditTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 288 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
Graduate students may receive financial assistance through fellowships, assistantships, tuition support, or loans.Fellowships are awarded based on academic merit to highly qualified students. They are paid to students through the Office of Student Financial Assistance, based on instructions provided by the College of Graduate Studies. Fellowships are given to support a student’s graduate study and do not have a work obligation.
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