Northern Arizona University

Anthropology, Applied Emphasis Program

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The MA in Anthropology Applied Emphasis is an internship based, practitioner-oriented MA program devoted to helping students enter the expanding job market in applied anthropology with an emphasis in one of three subfields of anthropology: applied archaeology, applied linguistic anthropology, or applied sociocultural anthropology. This plan includes completion of an internship that involves the application of research, intervention, management, education, and advocacy in service to groups and organizations. It culminates in the writing and successful defense of a capstone paper. This action-oriented plan prepares students for professional employment within their specialty area. It also allows them to successfully move on to opportunities at the Ph.D. level. The program is student-centered and allows the development of unique career goals, paths, and plans, but also takes advantage of existing faculty expertise in areas such as medical anthropology, business anthropology, museums, CRM, indigenous archaeology, language preservation and revitalization, GIS, research ethics and regulatory compliance, NAGPRA compliance, culturally sensitive cultural preservation and repatriation management, public archaeology, education, and community development. In order to be admitted as regular status, students must have: Overall GPA of at least 3.00 including Anthropology courses, 12 hours of anthropology courses in cultural, linguistic, and biological anthropology, and 1 course in statistics. Archaeology students will also need to complete an archaeological field school or accumulate equivalent field experience.

For more information on how to apply for the WRGP resident tuition rate for this program, please contact:

Kerry Thompson
Graduate Coordinator, Department of Anthropology
Northern Arizona University
SBS Castro (Building #65)
5 E. McConnell Drive
PO Box: 15200
Flagstaff  AZ  86011-5200  

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