The M.A. portion of our Ph.D. program (normally the first two years) features coursework across all four subfields of anthropology.  Students at this stage are also strongly encouraged to conduct independent summer research, which is normally supported by departmental and other university-based funding sources. 

The M.A. with a focus on Cultural Resource Management-Archaeology (CRM) provides academic preparation for a professional career in CRM-Archaeology.

The number of credit hours required for the M.A. degree may vary from 30 to 36 semester hours, depending upon the student's previous anthropological training and goals.

Students commonly also enter our Ph.D. program with an existing M.A.; for more information, see the Ph.D. page.

For program requirements, please see the Graduate Guidebook.