A total of 42 credits are required for the M.A.A. degree. Please note that a portion of these, in the form of credits for the internship sequence, must be taken over the summer and students are responsible for the cost associated with this. Students are reviewed annually to ensure adequate progress towards the degree.

CORE Courses (18 credits)

Offered in fall:

  • ANTH 601: Applied Anthropology (3 credits)
  • ANTH 606: Qualitative Methods in Applied Anthropology (3 credits)
  • ANTH 760: Development of Social/Cultural Theory (3 credits)

Offered in spring:

  • ANTH 630: Quantification and Statistics in Applied Anthropology (3 credits)
  • ANTH 722: Ecological Anthropology (3 credits)
  • ANTH 740: Anthropological Theories of the Past (3 credits)

Internship Sequence (12 credits)

  • ANTH 701: Internship Preparation (3 credits)
  • ANTH 789: Internship (6 credits)
  • ANTH 712: Anthropology Internship Analysis (3 credits)

Generally, students are expected to complete their first two semesters of core courses before moving on to an internship (usually conducted during the summer between the first and second year). Upon completion of the Internship, you may pursue the remaining coursework at your own pace because it consists primarily of work in your area of specialization.

Supporting Coursework (12 credits)

This course work should be chosen by the student in consultation with their advisor and should support the student’s interests in Anthropology.