Master of Arts in Anthropology
Entering students must provide evidence of having passed introductory level courses in each of the four fields of anthropology before taking graduate courses. If you have not completed all introductory requirements, you may be required to take or audit the appropriate undergraduate course before enrolling in the corresponding graduate course. Credits earned for completing preparatory work will not be applied to the 30 credit hour requirement.
Students must complete at least three of the following courses:
Students must also complete:
ANTH 615 Ethnographic Field Methods (offered at UAB)
ANT 600 Research Methodology (offered at UAT)
You must get the approval of your advisor before undertaking any of these options. You will be responsible for furnishing evidence of completion of this requirement to the director of graduate studies and the department chairman.
M.A. Committee: By the start of the second year of academic work you will be required to have identified a faculty member willing to serve as your permanent advisor and at least three additional faculty members to comprise an M.A. jury. This committee is subject to final approval by the chair and program director and functions as the principal advisory and research project approval board. The committee may include an external member of the Graduate Faculty.
Comprehensive Examinations: All students must take and pass comprehensive examinations on their knowledge of the field of anthropology. You will take written exams in at least three of the four sub-disciplines. The selection of the three areas will be made in collaboration with your faculty advisor. The entire anthropology faculty will participate in composing the exam questions and evaluating each student's responses.