The skills of an anthropologist are becoming more valued in an evolving economy, with the job market for successful graduates expected to grow 15% between now and 2016.* MA students have the ability to focus their studies on either archaeology or socio-cultural anthropology. This can lead students to further graduate education in anthropology or to pursue a multitude of career paths.
The MA in Anthropology focuses on providing incoming students with the training and conceptual skills necessary to pursue careers in cultural anthropology, archaeology, cultural resource management, social policy, teaching, community engagement, and geographic information systems (GIS).
The archaeology of the Americas, especially the historical archaeology of eastern North America
The cultural anthropology of the Americas, including ethnographic fieldwork in Latin America
Geographic Information Systems
Ameliorating, rural poverty, social change, war and violence, patronage politics and the interpretation of landscapes
Offers students unique opportunities to conduct ethnographic fieldwork and/or actively participate in archaeological excavation
PROGRAM ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
Possession of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or University with a minimum 3.0 GPA.
Essay (500 words) highlighting personal and/or professional goals and objectives for wanting to pursue graduate study in the field of anthropology.
Two professional letters of recommendation from persons familiar with the prospective student’s academic and/or professional competence.