Anthropology (Standard), M.A.

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Minimum Total Hours (Thesis): 30

Program Code: M025 Q033

  • This program is Thesis Only.

Required Courses

Required Course
ANTH 5001Professionalization in Anthropology1
Core Courses 1
Choose three of the following:9
Foundations of Social Thought
Linguistic Anthropology
Method and Theory in Biological Anthropology
Archaeological Theory
ANTH 5980Research for Master's Thesis2-5
Choose 15-18 hours 215-18
Total Credit Hours30

Students must fulfill the core course requirement in three out of four subfields, selected in consultation with the student's advisor and committee. A grade of B or higher is required in the Core courses.


15-18 hours of coursework selected in consultation with the student's advisor and committee. No more than 6 hours from outside Anthropology may be applied.

General Requirements for all Master's Degrees

The master’s degree requires the equivalent of at least two semesters of satisfactory graduate work and additional work as may be prescribed for the degree.

All coursework applied to the master’s degree must carry graduate credit.

Master’s degree programs which require a thesis consist of at least 30 credit hours. All non-thesis master’s degree programs require at least 30 credit hours.

Credit transferred from other institutions must meet specific criteria and is subject to certain limitations.

Courses completed through correspondence study may not be applied to the master’s degree.

To qualify for a graduate degree, students must achieve an overall grade point average of 3.0 or higher in the degree program coursework and in all resident graduate coursework attempted. A student must also have at least a 3.0 in all coursework (including undergraduate coursework if any).

Additional information for master's degree students may be found in the Graduate College Bulletin.