The Department of Anthropology offers a graduate program leading to the Master of Arts degree in Anthropology. The program includes three tracks: Archaeological Investigations in Forensics and Human Adaptation, Cultural Competence in the Professions, and Maya Studies.
Graduate students in the Archaeological Investigations track will receive intensive training in human skeletal analysis and archaeological field excavation as a means for individual and demographic reconstruction of recent contexts and for other interpretations of the past. Students graduating from this track will be able to go on to pursue a Ph.D., or they will be qualified for careers in areas such as crime scene investigation, human rights violations, medical examiner investigation, and in archaeological, environmental and cultural resource management.
Graduate students in the Cultural Competence track will receive training in strategies for providing effective cross-cultural services in areas such as education, healthcare, and international tourism. Students graduating from this track will be able to go on to pursue a Ph.D., or they will be qualified for professional employment (or improving their present position) in any business, healthcare, government, or educational organization that operates across cultural boundaries.
Graduate students in the Maya Studies track will receive intensive training in archaeological theory and method pertaining to the study of the Maya culture, both past and present. Students graduating from this track will be able to go on to pursue a Ph.D., or they will be qualified for careers in such areas as archaeological, environmental, and cultural resource management.
International Student Requirements:
In order to enroll in graduate classes, students must have obtained a baccalaureate or higher degree, prior to the start of the term for which the student is admitted, from a regionally accredited institution or from a recognized foreign institution. International students are not eligible for nondegree/certificate status unless they hold an eligible visa. International applicants are encouraged to begin the application process early. Also, international applicants should ensure all supporting documents, including those required to issue an I-20, are received by the stated application deadline. Only official documentation is accepted and it is the student's responsibility to submit all documents by the application deadline.