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Master of Arts in Anthropology

The MA Anthropology degree emphasizes research and requires completing a thesis. A core of advanced courses provides a thorough exposure to modern theory and methods in anthropology and entails rigorous training in behavioral and evolutionary ecology, anthropological history, quantitative methods, and research design.

Course Number and TitleCredits
Core Sequence Courses
ANTH 501 Adaptation and Human Behavior3
ANTH 502 Human Evolutionary History and Development3
ANTH 503 History and Theory in Anthropology3
ANTH 504 Statistical Methods in Anthropology3
ANTH 513 Research Design in Anthropology3
With the approval of the supervisory committee, a student may substitute a comparable 3-credit course for ANTH 504.
Elective Courses9
Electives must be approved by the supervisory committee. Application for independent study to the elective requirement is limited to 6 credits. Pass/Fail credits, workshop credits, and practicum/internship credits are not applicable to elective requirements.
Preliminary Examination
ANTH 686 Master's Preliminary Examination1
Culminating Activity
ANTH 593 Thesis6

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