A wide range of theoretical approaches using various methodologies derived from evolutionary and ecological theory and empirical methodology are used in the graduate level curriculum. Specific areas of emphasis include anthropogenic effects on the environment, modeling human-environmental interactions and body/mind connections in contemporary health and religious practices.

The Master of Arts program has an established reputation, as evidenced by a high rate of placement of its graduates. Extensive collections, research opportunities and internships are also available with Gilcrease Museum. Over 75 percent of those who have earned a degree currently hold anthropological or archaeological positions. The rapidly growing doctoral program in archaeology, established in 2012, provides thorough training in both theoretical and applied aspects of the field.

The program builds a foundation for the application of anthropological theory and method to a variety of real world problems and ensures that all students learn strong basic research skills. We offer state-of-the-art labs, which allow us to combine experimental archaeological analyses with extensive fieldwork worldwide.

 

  • Program Objectives

    M.A. PROGRAM OBJECTIVES

    After completing the M.A. program in Anthropology students will:

    1. Explore archaeological research questions that make a significant scholarly contribution.
    2. Illustrate an area of archaeological research in a way that demonstrates a comprehensive understanding of literature.
    3. Examine, analyze and interpret archaeological data, using appropriate analytic methods.
    4. Exemplify professional skills of written and spoken communication.
  • Degree Options

    Anthropology, M.A.

    Provides the necessary theoretical and technical background for pursuing professional careers or continuing graduate studies at the doctoral level.

  • Application Requirements

    To be considered for graduate admission, the following items must be submitted to the Graduate School:

    • A completed Graduate School application
    • Statement of Purpose (admission essay)
    • 2 – 3 letters of recommendation from individuals who can comment on your academic potential
    • Official or unofficial transcripts from all universities attended
    • GRE General Test results
    • $55 application fee
    • International students who studied at a university outside of the U.S. will also need to submit TOEFL or IELTS results