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2012-2013 Catalog 
2012-2013 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Anthropology, Thesis, MA

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College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Graduate Faculty

Boxberger, Daniel L., PhD, ethnohistory, method and theory, indigenous rights, North America, Northwest coast.
Campbell, Sarah, PhD, Pacific Northwest prehistory, archaeological method and theory, cultural resource management.
Hammond, Joyce D., PhD, visual anthropology, gender studies, expressive culture, fieldwork methods, and Pacific Asian Rim tourism.
Koetje, Todd A., PhD, archaeology, quantitative methods, spatial studies, method and theory, paleolithic Old World, paleoindian-archaic Northeast U.S.
Loucky, James, PhD, applied anthropology, socialization, immigration, cross-cultural education, Latin America.
Marshall, Robert C., PhD, political economy, symbolism, Marxist anthropology, East Asia, Japan.
M. J. Mosher, PhD, anthropological genetics, epigenetics, nutrition, adipokines, human variation and adaptation, Arctic Populations.
Pine, Judith, PhD, linguistic anthropology, literacy theory, indigenousness, globalization/borders, language maintenance/endangerment, upland peoples of SE Asia/SW China.
Stevenson, Joan, PhD, anthropological genetics and demography, osteology, AD/HD, sex differences, European immigrants.
Young, Kathleen, PhD, gender, religion, war and violence, death and dying, cross-cultural law.

Program Advisor: Dr. Sarah Campbell, Arntzen Hall 342


  • Provide structured training in academic core, appropriate specialization courses, and experience conducting independent research
  • Prepare students for a variety of professional careers utilizing anthropology (e.g. social services, international corporations, cultural resource management, forensics, public health)
  • Prepare students for PhD programs or other advanced degrees.


Undergraduate major in anthropology or related field such as human biology, linguistics, classical studies, history, women’s studies, sociology and other social sciences. Applicants with insufficient background in theory, quantitative or qualitative methods relevant to their field of study may be required to take undergraduate classes before entering the program. Applicants are directed to the current course requirements in the appropriate undergraduate anthropology major for an indication of the preparation expected.

Application Information

Deadline: Please see Graduate School deadlines. Preferred consideration for admission will be given to applicants who have complete files by March 1.

TA Deadline: Preferred consideration will be given to applicants who have complete files by March 1.

Specific Entrance and Test Requirements

  • A 500-word essay stating reasons for wanting to do graduate work in anthropology, and indicating major interests within anthropology
  • Graduate Record Exam, General Test

Both the essay and the GRE are required for admission, but the GRE may be waived for applicants with advanced degrees.

Program Requirements

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