Department of Anthropology
Chair and Professor Stocks
Associate Professors Holmer, Loether, Lohse
Assistant Professor Hall
Adjunct Faculty Dean, Meldrum, Weppner, Wolfley
The Department of Anthropology offers the option of earning a Master of Arts or Master of Science in Anthropology. The option must be selected in consultation with the student's major advisor.
In addition to the general requirements of the Graduate School, the student must provide:
1. A letter of application, including areas of interest and professional goals
2. Three letters of recommendation
3. Undergraduate transcripts
4. Minimum grade point average of 3.0
5. Total GRE scores which average at least the 50th percentile for admission as a classified student
6. Undergraduate major in Anthropology or the equivalent
1. A minimum of 30 credits must be taken, including these required courses:
ANTH 627 Seminar in Socio-cultural and
Linguistic Anthropology 3 cr
ANTH 628 Seminar in Archaeological and
Biological Anthropology 3 cr
ANTH 641 Special Projects 6 cr
ANTH 650 Thesis 6 cr
2. In consultation with the student's major advisor, an additional 18 credits in graduate level courses will be taken.
3. To maintain classified status, the student must register for a minimum of 6 credits each semester of the first year.
4. Comprehensive written examinations in Anthropology must be passed before registering for thesis credits.
5. By the end of the second semester, the student will form a three member thesis committee, with one member from outside the department.
6. An acceptable thesis or publishable manuscript must be written and orally defended.
7. In addition to the general degree requirements, the MA or MS option requirements are as follows:
Master of Arts Option:
Four semesters of foreign language must be completed, or competence must be demonstrated by an examination administered by the Foreign Language Departmen
Master of Science Option:
Six credits of graduate statistics and research methods approved by the department.