Eastern New Mexico University

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences



Station 49

ENMU Station 24

Portales, NM 88130

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

M.A. - Anthropology

Format: Campus

Program Description:

Anthropology, the study of humanity past and present, has four subdivisions: * Archaeology: The study of past cultures * Physical Anthropology: The study of the human physical variation * Ethnology: The cross-cultural study of today's societies * Linguistics: The study of human communication as one important aspect of peoples and culture From these viewpoints, the discipline brings together studies of peoples into a meaningful whole. Because of this orientation, anthropology is steadily growing in importance in education, industry, business, and national and international government, as well as in politics. Instruction is supplemented by an anthropological research division known as the Agency for Conservation Archaeology, as well as anthropological museums: the Blackwater Draw Museum, the Miles Anthropological Museum, and the Blackwater Draw National Historical Landmark site (the Clovis archaeological type site). Research plays an important part in the department. Heavy emphasis is placed upon pre-Columbian Native American archaeological studies and the Southwestern United States. The University's location provides a unique vantage point for studying the peopling of the New World. All faculty members of the department are involved in research on a national and/or international basis.


ENMU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

# of Credits Required: 36

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): 221.26/469.01 USD

Classification: Master's College or University I

Locale: Remote Town

Size & Settings: 3,000-5,999

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