Anthropology (MA)

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Degree Requirements

Students may choose from the thesis tracks and course specializations below to complete coursework within a focus area.

Degrees earned will be distributed as: "Master of Arts in Anthropology" without specialization or track specifications

Required Courses30
Select one specialization below
Select one research track below
Total Hours30

Specializations

Biological Anthropology

Required Courses18
Proseminar: Introduction to Graduate Studies in Anthropology
Overview of Anthropological Theory
Human Osteology
Statistical Methods For Researchers I
Theories of Archaeological Research
Select six credit hours of the following: 1
Bioarchaeology
Human Paleopathology
Skeletal Biology in Anthropology (can be Biological, Cultural, or Archaeology)
Elective Courses9
Select three credit hours of additional electives 2
Additional ANT credit hours or advised coursework 3
Total Hours27

Cultural Anthropology 

Cultural Anthropology Specialization Required Courses15
Proseminar: Introduction to Graduate Studies in Anthropology
Overview of Anthropological Theory
Research Methods in Cultural Anthropology
Select six credit hours of the following: 1
Applied Anthropology
Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Women
Culture, Ecology, and Sustainable Living
Urban Anthropology
Elective Courses12
Select three credit hours of additional electives 2
Additional ANT credit hours or advised coursework 3
Total Hours27

Archaeology 

Required Courses18
Proseminar: Introduction to Graduate Studies in Anthropology
Overview of Anthropological Theory
Theories of Archaeological Research
Environmental Archaeology 1
Cultural Resource Management
Elective Courses9
Select three credit hours of additional electives 2
Additional ANT credit hours or advised coursework 3
Total Hours27

Research Tracks

 Thesis Track

Required Courses9
Masters Supervised Research
Masters Research
Masters Thesis Preparation

Plan B Track

Required Course3
Independent Study in ANT ( independent study with advisor for plan B only)

Faculty

Full Professors

  • Daniel Troy Case
  • Nora M. Haenn

Associate Professors

  • John K. Millhauser

Assistant Professors

  • Jennifer Jean Carroll
  • Kathryn Mary Grossman
  • Dru Evan McGill
  • Julie K. Wesp

Practice/Research/Teaching Professors

  • Alison C. Greene
  • Carol Ann Lewald
  • Seth Murray

Emeritus Faculty

  • Risa Ellovich
  • J. M. Wallace III
  • William Wormsley