General Description / Special Programs

The BA program emphasizes applied anthropology and includes internships with community organizations or research opportunities in the area of the student's career interests. The program's special strengths are in community anthropology, urban anthropology and historic and prehistoric archaeology.The MA in Applied Anthropology focuses on such areas as: community-based and public archaeology; urban ethnography; Midwest prehistory; the study of material culture and the applications of anthropology in the museum field including collections management, heritage studies, public programming, and the representation of indigenous peoples. The Museum Studies program offers a Masters Degree and graduate and undergraduate certificates.

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Degrees Offered MA in Applied Anthropology, Anthropology BA, Minors: Anthropology, Cultural Diversity
Highest Degree Offered MA/MS
Other Degree Requirements Graduate Certificate in Museum Studies (18 credit hour); Undergraduate Certificate in Museum Studies (18 credit hour); Masters in Museum Studies (36 credit hour)
Certificate Info The Museum Studies Program provides an interdisciplinary training in museum practice. The 6 course/18 credit hour Undergraduate Certificate is designed to train students for entry-level positions in the museum field and to prepare them for graduate school.
Certificate Field Areas
Museum Studies
BA/BS Field Areas
Applied Anthropology
Biological Anthropology
Cultural Anthropology
Museum/Curatorial Studies
BA/BS Requirements
A major in anthropology provides training in several areas: an overview of anthropological inquiry, an awareness of the wide variety of human cultures, intensive investigation of selected conceptual topics, research skills, and the application of anthropology outside the university setting. Requirements for a major include a minimum grade of C in 34 credit hours of anthropology courses. A student's particular program is selected in consultation with a faculty advisor from among the following: 12 credit hours in core courses, 18 credit hours in advanced courses, 4 credit hours in capstone courses.
MA/MS Field Areas
Applied Anthropology
Biological Anthropology
Cultural Anthropology
Museum/Curatorial Studies
Experience Offered
MA/ MS Requirements The MA in Applied Anthropology requires 36 credit hours: Required Core (6 credit), Methods (3 credit), Electives (21 credit), Thesis or Internship (6 credit). For more information:
MA/MS Specializations Applied Cultural Anthropology; Public Archaeology; Cultural Resource Management; Biological Anthropology
Internship / Grants / Funding
Internships Available 1
Internship Required 0
Internship Info

Internships are offered through the Museum Studies program and can be arranged on an individual basis for Anthropology Majors and MA students. The MA requirements can be fulfilled through an internship and submission of an internship report.

Grants Or Funding Our MA in Applied Anthropology offers the possibility of university-level funding to our top candidates. The program also provides opportunities for teaching assistants, research assistants, and internship appointments.
Support Opportunities

Both graduate students and undergraduates may be eligible for appointments as Service Learning Assistants, who receive a stipend to work with faculty who are teaching field and community-based courses.

Program Details
Research Facilities

The department maintains two laboratories for faculty and students. One lab focuses on physical/archaeological projects. The second lab houses the Cultural Heritage Research Center,

Collections IUPUI University Library houses the Ruth Lilly Special Collections & Archives,
Library Resources IUPUI University Library by the numbers:; Over a million patron visits per year, Over 1,000,000 volumes and 35,000 current periodicals, 2,500,000 downloads from library databases annually, 380 study skills class sessions led by University Librarians.
Certs Offered 1
Member: Consortium of Practicing and Applied Anthropology Programs (COPAA); American Association of Museums (AAM)
Online Courses
Online Courses: 1
Online Course Info:

It is mostly our introduction/gateway courses that are offered online.

Application Deadlines
Undergraduate: Fall - May 1st, Spring - November 1st.Graduate: Fall - January 15th (priority for funding and all International applicants), March 15th (final deadline)
Club / Honor Society
Anthropology Club: 1
Anthropology Club Info: The student members work closely with their advisor to attract and secure guest speakers for events open to the public. They also participate in events around campus to help raise the awareness of the anthropology program. Club members also organize fund raising ventures to help support their other events on and off campus.
Anthropology Club Advisor: Dr. Wendy Vogt
Lambda Alpha Chapter: 1