Online Community  | Department of Anthropology

Online Community 

The Department of Anthropology is dedicated to making sure that our online master's program is just as rich and rewarding as our on-campus program. We believe that an important part of graduate education is bringing students into a community of practice. In order to build community, we have designed several activities and communication structures.


All online students attend a two-day mandatory on-campus orientation before they begin the program. This event enables students to meet each other and their professors face-to-face, and start to build relationships with them. Getting to know their fellow students makes it easier for students to work on group projects together, and getting to know faculty members helps them choose their advisor and second committee member.

Anthropology Graduate Program Canvas Page

This is your one-stop shop as a current student for all things related to the program. From cohort directories, a complete list of prior thesis projects and presentations, as well as an way to submit your required program documents online, this Canvas page is your go-to for our program!

Email Lists

All online master's students and faculty are enrolled in an email list, The list allows students to receive messages and engage in online discussion via email.

An additional email list brings together the online and on-campus communities. The list reaches all master's students and faculty.