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Program Requirements

The Master’s and Doctoral programs differ in terms of program duration, course and milestone requirements, and the length and breadth of the research component.

Master of Arts, Anthropology

The Master of Arts, Anthropology (Archaeology and Bioarchaeology; Sociocultural Anthropology), degree is a six term (two year) program.

Course Requirements

  • Take 3.0 course credits (6 half courses)
    • Theory in Anthropology
    • Research Methods
    • Four electives (one half course equivalent can be at the undergraduate level and two half course equivalents can be outside Anthropology with permission)
  • Take non-credit Graduate Research Seminar (four terms)

Milestones (non-course degree requirements)

  • Present and defend a Thesis Proposal
  • Present and defend a Thesis of appropriate scope
  • Present in Graduate Research Seminar

Master of Arts, Anthropology (Applied Archaeology)

The Master of Arts, Anthropology (Applied Archaeology), degree is a six term (two year) program.

Course Requirements

  • Take 2.5 course credits (5 half courses)
    • Theory in Anthropology
    • Research Methods
    • Principles of Applied Archaeology
    • Two electives (one half course equivalent can be at the undergraduate level and two half course equivalents can be outside Anthropology with permission)
  • Take non-credit Graduate Research Seminar (four terms)

Milestones (non-course degree requirements)

Master of Arts, Anthropology (Intensive Applied Archaeology)

The Master of Arts, Anthropology (Intensive Applied Archaeology), degree is a three term (one year) program.

Course Requirements

  • Take 2.0 course credits (4 half courses)
    • Theory in Anthropology
    • Principles of Applied Archaeology
    • Two directed research and writing courses

Milestones (non-course degree requirements)

  • Present and defend a Thesis Proposal
  • Present and defend a Thesis of appropriate scope
  • Present in Graduate Research Seminar

Doctor of Philosophy, Anthropology

The Doctor of Philosophy, Anthropology, degree is a 12 term (four year) program.

Course Requirements

  • Take 2.5 course credits (5 half courses)
    • Theory in Anthropology
    • Research Methods
    • Three electives (one half course equivalent can be outside Anthropology with permission)
  • Take non-credit Graduate Research Seminar (four terms)

Milestones (non-course degree requirements)

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