Oct 26, 2021  
2020-2021 Graduate Bulletin 
2020-2021 Graduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Anthropology MA


The MA program in Anthropology provides training in three of the four discipline subfields. It emphasizes theoretical and methodological perspectives in the interpretation of lifeways of populations both past and present. Upon receiving their degrees, students will be prepared to pursue employment or to continue further graduate studies. The curriculum is designed to be completed in two calendar years. 

Admission Requirements

  • Official GRE Test Scores
  • Resumé/CV
  • Statement of Purpose- Describe what you wish to gain from graduate study in Anthropology and how the program will help you achieve those goals.
  • Three Letters of Recommendation

See Academic Requirements and Procedures  for additional requirements.

Program Requirements and Academic Policies

In addition to General Degree Requirements  and General Academic Information , students must complete six graduate credit hours in either a foreign language or in quantitative methods.

Dual MA/MLIS Course Requirements (61 hrs)

Dual MA/MLIS requires thirty (30) hours in Anthropology and thirty-one (31) hours in Library and Information Science.  

Anthropology requirements (30 hours):

The Library and Information Sciences requirements in this program are covered in the School of Library and Information Sciences  section of this Bulletin.



Dual MA/MPH with Public Health (69 - 75 hrs)

Dual MA/MPH requires thirty (30) hours in Anthropology and thirty-nine (39) to forty-five (45) hours in Public Health.

Anthropology requirements (30 hours):

The Public Health requirements in this program are covered in the School of Health Professions  section of this Bulletin.

Dual MA with History (60 hrs)

Dual MA requires thirty (30) hours in Anthropology and thirty (30) hours in History.

Anthropology requirements (30 hrs):

The History requirements in this program are covered in the School of Humanities  section of this Bulletin.