Anthropology: Socio-Cultural Anthropology, M.A.

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Minimum Total Hours (Thesis): 30

Program Code: M025 Q615

  • This program is Thesis Only.

Required Courses

Required Course
ANTH 5001Professionalization in Anthropology1
Core Courses 1
ANTH 5123Contemporary Culture Theory3
ANTH 5223Foundations of Social Thought3
Choose one of the following (core course in one other subfield):3
Linguistic Anthropology
Method and Theory in Biological Anthropology
Archaeological Theory
Research Methods
Choose one of the following:3
Ethnography of Communication
Ethnographic Methods
The Anthropology of Communities
Ethnographic Writing
Applying Anthropology to Contemporary Social Problems
ANTH 5980Research for Master's Thesis2-5
Choose 12-15 hours of coursework selected in consultation with the student's advisor and committee (no more than 6 hours from outside Anthropology may be applied)12-15
Total Credit Hours30

Students must fulfill the two-course core course sequence, as well as a core course in one other subfield (linguistic anthropology would be the default and highly recommended course for most students) selected in consultation with the student's advisor and committee. All three Core courses must be completed with a grade of B or higher. 

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.