College of Social and Behavioral Sciences2013-2014
Department of Anthropology
Anthropology - Research, Master of Arts
- Available Emphasis Areas:
- Archaeology - Emphasis (ending Summer 2015)
- Sociocultural - Emphasis (ending Summer 2015)
- Linguistics - Emphasis (ending Summer 2015)
What Can I Do with a Master of Arts in Anthropology - Research 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)
- Research Emphasis Coursework (33-34 units)
|Minimum Units for Completion||37 - 38|
|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.
|Research||Individualized research is required.
Additional Admission Requirements
- Admission requirements over and above admission to NAU are required.
- NAU Graduate Online application is required for all programs. Details on admission requirements are included in the online application.
- Undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited institution
- Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.00 (scale is 4.00 = "A"), or the equivalent.
- Admission to many graduate programs is on a competitive basis, and programs may have higher standards than those established by the Graduate College.
- For details on graduate admission policies, please visit the Graduate Admissions Policy
- International applicants have additional admission requirements. Please see the International Graduate Admissions Policy
Individual program admission requirements include:
- 2 letters of recommendation
- Prerequisites (may be completed concurrently with the program)
- Classes in archaeology, cultural, linguistics, biological and statistics
- Resume or curriculum vitae
- Personal statement or essay
Take the following 37 - 38 units:
Core Coursework (4 units)
- ANT 605
- Thesis: ANT 699 for the research, writing, and oral defense of an approved thesis. Please note: you may count only 6 units of thesis credit toward your degree, however you may end up taking more than 6 thesis units, since you must register for it each semester while you are working on your thesis. (6 units)
- Complete a focus area, as further described below (24-25 units):
Linguistic Focus (25 units)
- Linguistic 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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