The sequential M.A./Ph.D. program in anthropology is designed for students who wish to pursue original advanced research toward a doctorate specializing in Historical Archaeology or Historical Anthropology and who have not yet obtained a master’s degree in Anthropology.
The intent of this program’s requirements is to build general proficiency and professional skills required in the discipline. Our approach is designed to produce graduates who are maximally equipped to succeed in the job market for teaching positions and other equivalent professional positions.
To complete the M.A. degree, students complete 30 hours of coursework and the Paper and Presentation requirement. The Paper and Presentation will result in an article-length paper that is presented to the Anthropology Department. This will serve as the M.A. thesis requirement.
To complete the Ph.D., students’ requirements include 36 additional hours of coursework and the completion of a dissertation. Before starting on the dissertation, students will write a grant proposal in support of their dissertation, targeted at a specific granting agency and defended before the department.
Students in the sequential M.A./Ph.D. program qualify for graduate assistantships. Funding is contingent on satisfactory progress as determined by the department’s Graduate Committee.