2023-2024 Graduate Catalog


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Master of Arts (MA) in anthropology

Admission requirements

Applicants must meet the admission requirements of the Graduate School, meet a cumulative undergraduate minimum GPA of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale, and have the approval of the departmental graduate committee. The graduate committee bases its decisions on the applicant’s undergraduate transcripts; Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores; written recommendations; and a 300-500 word narrative detailing relevant background, reasons for wishing to undertake graduate study in this department, and the relationship of such study to long-term goals and interests in anthropology. Applicants whose undergraduate majors are not anthropology or closely related subjects may be required to complete undergraduate courses to acquire background knowledge. Credit for these courses does not apply to degree requirements. It is suggested that students wishing to focus on archaeology participate in a summer field school or have equivalent experience before beginning studies.