General Description / Special Programs
Honors Program, Lambda Alpha Honor Society, Undergrad Research Scholars Program
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Tuition Info
For 2018-19: Undergraduate In-State $488.50 per credit; Undergraduate Out-of-State $1349.25 per credit; Graduate In-State: $595.00 per credit; Graduate Out-of-State: $1,416.00 per credit. Updated rates at studentaccounts.gmu.edu/tuition-fees/.
Degrees
Degrees Offered MA, BA, Undergraduate Minor
Highest Degree Offered MA/MS
BA/BS Field Areas
Archaeology
Biological Anthropology
Cultural Anthropology
Medical Anthropology
BA/BS Requirements
ANTH 114 Intro to Cultural Anth, ANTH 120 Intro to Arch or ANTH 135 Intro to Bio Anth, ANTH 390 Foundational Theory, ANTH 490 Contemporary Theory, plus 24 credits of upper division anthropology electives (36 credits total).
MA/MS Field Areas
Archaeology
Biological Anthropology
Cultural Anthropology
Experience Offered
Internship
MA/MS
MA/ MS Requirements Students must successfully complete 30 credits distributed as follows: (1) 3 required courses in theory and methods. (2) 5 elective courses (15 credits) chosen from advanced courses in anthropology. Up to 6 credits may be from other programs, subject to the approval of the director. (3) 3 credits of thesis or project proposal. (4) 3-6 thesis or project credits.
MA/MS Specializations The Master of Arts (MA) degree has two major concentrations: (1) advanced training in sociocultural anthropology, with sub-specializations possible in culture, health and bioethics; transnational and global issues; and urban anthropology soan.gmu.edu/about-overview/sociocultural-anthropology; and (2) advanced training in archaeology or biological anthropology with concentrations available in archaeology or bioarchaeology; soan.gmu.edu/about-overview/archaeology
Other Degree Field Areas
Bioarchaeology, Sociocultural Anthropology, Urban Anthropology
Internship / Grants / Funding
Internships Available 1
Internship Required 0
Support Opportunities Graduate Teaching Assistantships, with tuition waivers and stipends
Program Details
Research Facilities Archaeological Sciences lab training in isotopes, bioarchaeology, and zooarchaeology at undergrad and grad levels; student involvement in collaborations with Smithsonian Institute; editorial opportunities with Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Anthropology housed in Dept.; student involvement in the Lambayeque Valley Biohistory Project in Peru.
Certs Offered 0
Contacts
Online Courses
Online Courses: 0
Application Deadlines
Undergraduate: January 1 (Freshman) or March 1 (Transfer) for fall admission; October 1 for spring admission. Graduate: February 1 for fall admission; November 1 for spring admission.
Club / Honor Society
Anthropology Club: 1
Lambda Alpha Chapter: 1