General Description / Special Programs
Field schools in archaeology and archaeological mapping, training in ethnographic field methods and community service learning
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Tuition Info
Degrees Offered Anthropology MA, BA major
Highest Degree Offered MA/MS
Certificate Info Graduate certificates in Museum Studies and Cultural Resource Management, 18 credits, may be earned concurrently with MA or stand alone.
Certificate Field Areas
Museum Studies
BA/BS Field Areas
Applied Anthropology
Biological Anthropology
Cultural Anthropology
Linguistic Anthropology
BA/BS Requirements
36 credit hours with 18 in core classes
MA/MS Field Areas
Applied Anthropology
Biological Anthropology
Cultural Anthropology
Medical Anthropology
Experience Offered
MA/ MS Requirements MA can be achieved by following either thesis or non-thesis track, 33 credit hours of coursework plus 6 credit hours of thesis or internship.
MA/MS Specializations Graduate minors offered in food studies, Native American studies. Graduate minor in Geographic Information Technology and Science (GIS&T) offered through Dept. of Geography.
Other Degree Field Areas
BA level - undergraduate minors (18 credits) in Anthropology, Archaeology, Native American Studies, Religious Studies, and Sustainable Development MA level -- Graduate Certificate in Museum Studies and Graduate Certificate in Cultural Resource Management; graduate minors (9 credits) in Native American Studies, Food Studies
Internship / Grants / Funding
Internships Available 1
Internship Required 0
Support Opportunities Graduate: 10-hr/week teaching assistantships available, NMSU Graduate School assistantships and tuition scholarships (competitive) available. In-state tuition available as part of Western Regional Graduate Program (WRGP) to students resident in WICHE (Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education). Descubre - tuition discount for students who are residents of Mexico. Undergraduate: NM high school lottery scholarships, Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) tuition discount for students from resident in WICHE (Western Internstate Commission for Higher Education)states. Descubre Program - tuition discount for student who are residents of Mexico. Cheryl L. Wase Memorial Scholarships (Society for American Archaeology) for female NM residents Archaeology focus.
Program Details
Research Facilities New Mexico State University Museum, prehistoric and historic Southwestern collections, laboratories for research in archaeology and physical anthropology, quantitative laboratory, qualitative data analysis laboratory, and opportunities for applied work in local area.
Collections University Museum collections in Southwestern archaeology and ethnography, teaching collections in biological anthropology.
Certs Offered 1
Online Courses
Online Courses: 1
Online Course Info: Selected undergraduate courses
Application Deadlines
February 1 for Fall; Oct 15 for Spring
Club / Honor Society
Anthropology Club: 1
Anthropology Club Info: Graduate Students' Organization of Anthropologists and Lambda Alpha Chapter Undergraduate Anthropology Organization
Anthropology Club Advisor: Lois Stanford (graduate); Kelly Jenks (undergraduate)
Lambda Alpha Chapter: 1