College of Social and Behavioral Sciences2012-2013
Department of Anthropology
Anthropology - Applied, Master of Arts
- Available Emphasis Areas:
- Archaeology - Emphasis
- Sociocultural - Emphasis
- Linguistics - Emphasis
What Can I Do with a Master of Arts in Anthropology - Applied Emphasis?
The Sociocultural Anthropology Track trains students in ethnographic methods, collaborative research approaches and working with indigenous communities at the local, regional, national, and international levels. Particular opportunities exist in the areas of medical, development, educational and pedagogical anthropology.
The Archaeology Track trains students in theory, methods, advanced archaeological computing applications, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), lithic, ceramic, rock art, and a number of other materials specialties, as well as cultural resource management.
The Linguistic Anthropology Track trains students to analyze forms of communication and their relation to cultural values and social relations.
With further education, one of these paths is possible:
- Forensic anthropologist
- Medical anthropologist
- Museum curator or educator
- Public land agency archaeologist
To receive a master’s degree at Northern Arizona University, you must complete a planned group of courses from one or more subject areas, consisting of at least 30 units of graduate-level courses. (Many master’s degree programs require more than 30 units.)
You must additionally complete:
- All requirements for your specific academic plan(s). This may include a thesis.
- All graduate work with a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0.
- All work toward the master’s degree must be completed within six consecutive years. The six years begins with the semester and year of admission to the program.
In addition to University Requirements:
- Core Coursework (4 units)
- Applied Emphasis Coursework (39-40 units)
|Minimum Units for Completion||43 - 44|
|Additional Admission Requirements||Admission requirements over and above admission to NAU are required.|
|Emphasis, Minor, Certificate||
Emphasis, minor, and/or certificate are required.
|Thesis||Thesis is required.
|Oral Defense||Oral Defense is required.
Additional Admission Requirements
- Admission requirements over and above admission to NAU are required.
Take the following 43 - 44 units:
Core Coursework (4 units)
- With the relevant course work selected from departmental offerings and appropriate-level courses outside the department, and with your advisor's guidance.
- Suggested themes include cultural-resource management, quantitative methods and/or computer analysis, materials analysis, environmental studies, diet and subsistence, Quaternary sciences, public archaeology, historic archaeology, and ethnography.
- Applied Linguistic Anthropology Focus (25 units)
Be aware that some courses may have prerequisites that you must also take. For prerequisite information click on the course or see your advisor.
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