The 2023-2024 AnthroGuide is the last print version. Edits for graduate programs are due July 31, 2023.

George Mason University, Department of Sociology & Anthropology
MSN 3G5 4400 University Dr Fairfax VA 22030-4444 UNITED STATES
Phone+1 703.993.1441
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 $396.25 per credit; Undergraduate Out-of-State $1373.75 per credit; Graduate In-State: $543.00 per credit; Graduate Out-of-State: $1,431.00 per credit. Updated rates at
Degrees Offered MA, BA, Undergraduate Minor
Highest Degree Offered MA/MS
BA/BS Field Areas
Biological Anthropology
Cultural Anthropology
Medical Anthropology
BA/BS Requirements
ANTH 114 Cultural Anthropology, ANTH 120 Archaeology, ANTH 135 Biological Anthropology; 3 credit hours of upper-division course work in each of archaeology, biological anthropology, and cultural anthropology; 3 credit hours of ANTH 390 Anthropological Theory; 3 credit hours of either ANTH 386 Quantitative Methods or ANTH 450 Qualitative Methods (36 hours).
MA/MS Field Areas
Biological Anthropology
Cultural Anthropology
Experience Offered
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; and (2) advanced training in archaeology or biological anthropology with concentrations available in archaeology or bioarchaeology;
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

Laboratory of Biological Anthropology and Archaeology, collaborations with the Smithsonian Institution, Center for Social Science Research, Institute for a Sustainable Earth, Ali Varuk Center for Global Islamic Studies.

Certs Offered 0
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