Master of Arts in Applied or General Anthropology
The Anthropology Graduate program provides students with a rigorous background in contemporary theory and practice in anthropology through proseminars, advanced coursework, internships, independent research, and a research-based thesis. The MA degree is offered with a focus in General or Applied Anthropology. The general track is intended to provide a broad based academic background for those who wish gain an anthropological perspective applicable to a wide range of careers including an academic career. The applied track is designed to train students in the application of anthropological concepts, methods, and perspectives to the specific fields in which they are employed.
THE DEGREE PROCESS
MA students typically take courses during their first and second years. Coursework includes taking pro-seminars in biological anthropology, cultural anthropology, and archaeology, passing comprehensive exams, and completing a research proposal for thesis work. Most MA students conduct their research in Alaska, and MA topics have included investigations of Holocene adaptations, ethnohistoric and historical archaeological studies, examinations of present day subsistence practices, and community-based medical anthropological studies. Many graduate students find employment during the course of their degree with federal and state agencies either independently or through work-study programs. The department also offers limited funding opportunities through teaching assistantships each semester.
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