Master of Science
Master of Science in Anthropology
The Master of Sciences program requires a minimum of 30 credits must be taken, including 15 at the 6600-level or higher and the following required courses:
|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|
|And one of the following:|
|ANTH 6641||Research Project||1-6|
|ANTH 6642||Practicum in Teaching Anthropology||1-6|
|An additional 12 credits of advanced techniques and methods courses are also required. These will be decided in consultation with the graduate adviser.||12|
Students may fulfill these credit requirements through one of three options:
- Thesis Option: The student completes the required 30 credits, with 15 at the 6600 level, and completes a thesis. Up to 6 Thesis credits (ANTH 6650) may count towards the 6600-level requirement. OR
- Applied Project Option: The student completes the required 30 credits, with 15 at the 6600 level, and completes an applied project. Up to 6 Research Project credits (ANTH 6641) may be counted towards the 6600-level requirement. OR
- Professional Paper Option: The student completes the required 30 credits, with 15 at the 6600 level, and completes a professional paper. Up to 6 Professional Paper credits (ANTH 6642) may be counted towards the 6600-level requirement.
- By the end of the first semester, each student must develop a proposed program of study specifying elective courses (M.A. or M.S.) and techniques and methods courses (M.S.) 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.
- Students completing the M.A. in Anthropology (Option 1) along with an MPH degree may apply up to 9 credits to both degrees with advisor’s approval in both programs.
- Students 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.
- Student must write a Master's thesis, a professional paper, or complete an applied project, and successfully present and defend the work in a formal oral examination.