Master's Degree in ANthropology

The Master’s Program in Anthropology at Florida Atlantic University offers students in-depth exposure to biological anthropology, cultural anthropology, and archaeology, providing a solid training in theory, methods, and analysis.  Our Master’s program offers students the opportunity to put anthropology into practice, to pursue an intellectual quest, and to creatively and critically construct a research program that reflects each student's particular interests. 

Students embark on a 30-credit hour course of study that encompasses anthropological theory, seminars in the subfields of anthropology, advanced training in their chosen subfield, topical courses, and quantitative reasoning.  The coursework provides the foundation for the student's independent and original research for a Master’s thesis, developed under the supervision of department faculty.  Our faculty is composed of experienced, published researchers who are committed to providing students with the best possible academic training in cultural anthropology, biological anthropology, and archaeology.We have a small department where each graduate student receives mentoring and guidance in a close working relationship with a faculty member.

Many of our graduate students, based on the skills and knowledge they acquired at Florida Atlantic University, move on to complete their doctoral work. Others go directly into jobs, working in varied industries like Cultural Resource Management firms, non-profit organizations, local government offices, the National Park Service, and the education sector. 

The Department of Anthropology also offers a Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) degree designed for any student wishing to prepare for teaching at the elementary, secondary, or community college level.  This program is particularly appropriate for current teachers who are looking to build anthropological knowledge into their curricula and advance their teaching credentials.

Admission requirements are the same as for the M.A. program.  The M.A.T. total course requirements are 36 credits earned in core courses, pedagogy DIS courses (6 credits), teaching internship (6 credits), and completion of a modified thesis (3 credits).

If you wish to learn more, follow the links below, or click the Request Information link to connect with our Graduate Advisor! 

Excavations at the Ecuador Field School Skeletal Analysis Primatology Research Student in a lab with artifacts