Master’s of Arts in the Professional Practice of Anthropology

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Students in the Master of Arts (MA) will select one of the following three areas of specialization, each of which aligns with the research expertise of members of our highly esteemed faculty.

Applied archaeology

Students in this specialization will be equipped with all the skills necessary for a career in cultural resource management (aka contract archaeology), or the collections management/curation of museum archaeological collections. Field experience will be gained through participation in faculty-led fieldwork in locations including Chile, the Florida Keys, Mexico, and Puerto Rico.

Applied biological anthropology

Students in this specialization will be trained in the recovery, identification, and analysis of human remains -or- in the field of non-human primate behavior.

Applied cultural anthropology

Students in this specialization will receive training in the fields of medical anthropology, the application of anthropological methods to the design of public health interventions, and applied ethnography for industrial/private/government sectors.