Graduate Program in Anthropology and Applied Archaeology
We have a 50-year history of graduate education in anthropology. Our program is designed to prepare students for a career in public or private archaeology or to pursue a doctoral degree. This specially focused master's program concentrates on the archaeology and bioarchaeology of the U.S. Southwest and Plains. The department's up-to-date facilities are located in a newly-renovated building and instruction is supplemented by the Blackwater Draw National Historical Landmark archaeological site, the Blackwater Draw Museum, the Agency for Conservation Archaeology, and a variety of opportunities for student employment and research within the department. We welcome students right out of a bachelor's degree program as well as those who are starting a second career or who have been working for a while and are ready to move forward by earning a master's degree.
Coursework is offered in the following areas of faculty expertise: Southwest archaeology, Paleoindian studies, lithic technology, zooarchaeology, GIS, hunter-gatherers, geoarchaeology, historic preservation, cultural resource management, osteology and ceramics. Students can choose from two options: either a master's thesis or a combination of an internship and research project. The non-thesis plan is now also offered as an online alternative for students who cannot come to campus for regular class meeting times and prefer not to write a traditional thesis. The ANTH 510 Internship requirement is flexible and may be completed either virtually with ENMU or another entity, or with the student's present employer, if willing. Some elective classes may not be offered online. Scroll down for more information about our graduate program online alternative, or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tuition and fees for a full-time, non-resident graduate student are only $389.25 per credit hour while New Mexico residents pay only $293.50 per credit hour. Graduate assistantships which include a stipend and an out-of-state tuition waiver are available for qualified students. Additional part-time paid position working in the department may also be available.
Students interested in applying to our program should submit an online application to the Graduate School and have official copies of all transcripts sent to ENMU. Applicants also need to submit the following items to apply for admission to the graduate program in anthropology. Applications are reviewed year round as they're received.
Use the tabs above to learn more about current graduate students, alumni, degree requirements, course offerings, and more. Don't hesistate to contact us at (575) 562-2206 or email@example.com for more information about our program.
We now have a new accelerated bachelor's-to-master's program for students who want to receive their bachelor's and master's degrees in anthropology from ENMU. More information will be posted soon.
Online Option FAQ
Graduate Program in Anthropology Online Alternative FAQ
What degree can I earn with the online option?
You can earn a Master of Arts degree with a major in Anthropology.
Am I required to take any in-person classes or spend any time on campus?
The degree can be completed without taking any in-person classes or spending time on campus.
What are the graduation requirements for the online option?
You will need to complete a total of 34 credits, including a combination of required and elective classes, with a GPA of 3.0.
Do I need to write a thesis?
The online alternative is best suited for our non-thesis option. If you prefer to pursue the thesis option, you should discuss this ahead of time with a faculty member.
What are the specific requirements for the non-thesis option?
The non-thesis option requires a total of 34 credits, including a three-credit internship in applied anthropology. The student must also complete a research paper or project, with a publishable-quality final product.
Where can I do the internship?
You can complete the internship with your current employer, if they agree, or with another business, organization, or entity. You are responsible for setting up your own internship, although your advisor may be able to help.
What classes will be offered online?
All required classes and some elective classes will be offered online. Some elective classes, especially those requiring intense hands-on work, will not be offered online.
How long will it take to complete the online program?
A student taking a normal full-time course load of nine credits per semester can complete the program in two years.
What do I need to do to start this program?
You need to apply and be accepted to both the ENMU Graduate School and the ENMU Department of Anthropology and Applied Archaeology graduate program.
What if I don't have a bachelor's degree in Anthropology?
You will still be considered for acceptance to the ENMU graduate program in Anthropology, but you may be required to take undergraduate leveling courses in addition to all graduate course requirements.
How can I get more information about the online program?
For more information, contact Dr. Robert Stokes at firstname.lastname@example.org or Barbara Senn at email@example.com.
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