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Master of Arts

General Requirements

A minimum of 30 credits must be taken, including 15 at the 6600-level or higher and the following required courses:

ANTH 6605 Seminar in Linguistic Anthropology 3
ANTH 6615 Seminar in Biological Anthropology 3
ANTH 6625 Seminar in Sociocultural Anthropology 3
ANTH 6635 Seminar in Archaeology 3
ANTH 6641 Research Project 6
or ANTH 6650 Thesis
Additional 12 credits of graduate level courses approved by the student's advisor are also required. Two semesters of foreign language may need to be completed if relevant to research plans, or equivalent competence must be demonstrated. This will be decided in consultation with the thesis adviser. 12
Total Credits 30


Additional Requirements for the M.A. in Anthropology

  1. Each student must develop a proposed program of study specifying the courses that will complement the program of study and be approved by the student's graduate advisor.

  2. Students completing the M.A. in Anthropology with an Master's of Public Health degree may apply up to 9 credits to both degrees with advisors approval in both programs.

  3. To maintain Classified status, students must register for a minimum of 6 credits in the Fall and Spring Semesters of the first year.

  4. One must demonstrate proficiency in a second language, computer programming, geographic information systems (GIS), or statistics. This requirement will complement the student's program of study and will be evaluated by the student's primary advisor.

  5. Student must write a Master's thesis or submit a manuscript. Either option requires a formal oral examination that the student must pass to graduate.

Additional Requirements for Option 1 and Option 2

By the end of the first semester, each student must develop a proposed program of study specifying elective courses (Options 1 and 2) and techniques and methods courses (Option 2) in consultation with the student's graduate advisor. To maintain classified status, students must register for a minimum of 6 credits in the fall and spring semesters of the first year. Student must write a Master's thesis or publishable manuscript, and successfully defend it in a formal oral examination.