Degree Options and Timeline | Department of Anthropology

Degree Options and Timeline

Degree Options

Degree Options

Master of Arts in Applied Anthropology (36 hours)
For the Master of Arts degree, students fulfill the 36 hours of degree requirements and demonstrate knowledge of a foreign language. Either they complete 2 years of study of a language (undergraduate credit hours will be accepted), or they take an examination given by the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures. More information about the foreign language requirement can be found here.

Master of Science in Applied Anthropology (36 hours)
For the Master of Science degree, students fulfill the 36 hours of degree requirements including a course in an additional skill appropriate to their area of interest.

Suggested Timeline

Most students take two courses per semester due to workload and other committments. However, UNT considers two courses per semester to be part-time status. Financial aid may require full time status, which is 9 hours per semester.

Summer, before starting program

  • ANTH 5000 Seminar in Sociocultural Anthropology (required for students with fewer than 12 hrs of anth)

Fall, Year 1

  • ANTH 5010 Anthropological Thought and Praxis I (Prerequisite: 5000 if needed)
  • ANTH 5031 Ethnographic and Qualitative Methods

Spring, Year 1

  • ANTH 5021 Anthropological Thought and Praxis II (Prerequisite: 5010)
  • ANTH 5041 Quantitative Methods in Anthropology

Fall, Year 2

  • ANTH 5050 Preparation for Practice and the Applied Thesis
  • Elective

Spring, Year 2

  • Elective
  • Elective

Fall, Year 3

  • ANTH 5950 Applied Thesis (Prerequisites: 5010, 5021, 5031, 5041, 5050)
  • Elective

Spring, Year 3

  • ANTH 5950 Applied Thesis (Prerequisites: 5010, 5021, 5031, 5041, 5050)
  • Elective

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