Anthropology M.A.

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Minimum Requirements for Anthropology M.A.: 30-36 credits

General University Requirements
Complete the graduate general university requirements.
Master’s Degree Requirements
Complete the master's degree requirements.
Anthropology Program Requirements
Complete the following:
ANTH F629Structures of Anthropological Argument3
ANTH F652Research Design and Professional Development Seminar3
ANTH F698Non-thesis Research/Project6
or ANTH F699 Thesis
Complete four semesters of a foreign language or proficiency in a research tool. 1
Complete 18 credits established by the advisory committee18
Total Credits30

Students wanting a linguistic anthropology emphasis must complete the foreign language option as well as take ANTH F631 and ANTH F632 as part of their 18 credits.

Note: At least 24 credits must be regular coursework (not research or thesis) with 21 of these credits at the F600 level.

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Admission Requirements

Complete the admission process including the following:

  • Submit GRE scores.

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Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes are measurable statements that describe knowledge or skills achieved by students upon completion of the program.

Students graduating from this program will be able to:

  • Demonstrate expertise in their chosen subfield of anthropology
  • Be fluent in the research methodologies associated with their subfield and will be able to apply them to their own research
  • Have a general knowledge of the four fields of anthropology
  • Be flexible thinkers and able to make connections between their subfield and at least one other subfield
  • Develop original research and present it in a variety of public and scholarly settings
  • Be prepared to enter professional careers or apply to continue their graduate or professional training