Completion of a minimum of 15 semester hours in anthropology to include courses in history and theory of anthropology
and in the 3 main subdivisions of the discipline, and a grade point average in the last 60 hours of credit of 3.250 (on a 4.000 scale).
There are three tracks for the masters degree in anthropology:
- Track 1 Requires satisfying all the general requirements listed above and the completion of written comprehensive exams, 4 hours of thesis including 2 hours each of ANTH 875 and 876, and the successful presentation of a thesis. Students must also satisfy a statistics requirement. Comprehensive exams are graded by all full time teaching faculty in the department.
- Track 2 Requires satisfying all of the general requirements listed above, the completion of a project approved by the student’s project committee, and the presentation of a project report.
- Track 3 Requires satisfying all of the general requirements listed above, the completion of an internship approved by the student’s internship committee, and the presentation of an internship report.
Students in all tracks are required to form a thesis/project/internship committee of at least two full time graduate teaching faculty from within the anthropology department and at least one graduate faculty from another department. This committee must be formed prior to or upon the completion of 18 hours of graduate study. Students must present to their committee a proposal for their thesis, project, or internship.
The committee approves these proposals and also the oral defense of all theses, project reports, and internship reports. Theses, project reports, and internship reports must be submitted to the committee at least 10 working days prior to the date of the actual defense.
All students who present a thesis, project, or internship must pass an oral defense of their effort. A foreign language examination is contingent upon the nature of the thesis topic.