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Anthropology (MA) 
Program Description
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Department/Academic Unit(s)

School of Anthropology -

College of Social & Behavioral Sciences  
Campus where offered
Main Campus - Tucson  
Admissions Contact
Uphaar Massey Dooling
Graduate Program Coordinator
Uphaar Massey Dooling
Director of Graduate Studies
Ivy L Pike
Graduate College Degree Counselor
Kristi R Davenport
Tuition and Fees
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Please refer to the UA Registrar's's Office Special Course Fees for up-to-date information about special course fees. 

Admissions Information

Admissions Requirements
  • We offer a two year Master's program in Applied Archaeology. For all other subfields you will need to apply to the PhD program. If you do not have a Master's degree you will earn it on the way to the PhD.  Please make sure you are applying to the correct program!!!  View materials on all graduate degrees at
  • GPA 3.5 (recommended)
  • TOEFL 550 for paper-based exam or 79 for internet based exam.
  • GRE 90+% Verbal (recommended), we do sometimes accept lower percentages.
  • Writing Sample (required)
  • 2 letters of recommendation
  • On-line application (Graduate College)including statement of purpose
Standardized Tests

Required test(s):
Required GRE Subject tests: GRE General . The GRE is required of students whose native language is English.  If English is not your native language, please take TOEFL.

Recommended tests:
Recommended GRE Subject tests:  N/A

Minimum GRE Verbal:  No minimum, but most successful applicants will have scores in the 90th percentile 
Minimum GRE Quantitative:  No minimum, 
Minumum GRE Written:  No minimum, but similar caveats as GRE verbal, above.
Minimum GMAT:  N/A
Minimum MAT:  N/A
Minimum TOEFL:  550 for paper-based exam or 79 for internet based exam.

The TOEFL is required of students whose native languiage is NOT English.

GRE Institution Code (University of Arizona):  4832

Financial Aid
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Admissions Deadlines

Domestic Applicants:

  • Fall: December 1
  • Spring: No spring applications

International Applicants:

  • Fall: December 1
  • Spring: No spring applications
International Conditional Admission
International applicants will not be considered for conditional admission by this program.
Other Information
The GRE Institution Code for The University of Arizona is 4832
ETS Major Field Code(s) for this program: 1700, 1701, 1799

Completion Requirements

Degree Requirements

A minimum of 33 units of graduate work is required for a Master's degree.

Requirements for the special track programs are the same as those for the general program plus 3 to 9 additional units, including appropriate internships and practica. A thesis or paper, reporting substantive and original research, is required for the MA. The MA paper or thesis is written with the guidance of a committee of three members of the faculty. The final examination for the Master's degree is an oral examination, administered by the faculty committee. The oral examination is individually scheduled in the candidate's last semester of study for the degree. It is based on the required and elected coursework and the MA project or thesis.

For the MA degree, no more than 6 units of graduate work may be transferred for credit from another institution. The Graduate College requires that the cumulative grade point average for all work taken for graduate credit be at least 3.00 (on a 4.00 scale). There is no foreign language or statistics requirement for the Master's degree in Anthropology.

Minor Requirements

No minor is required for the Masters in Applied Archeology

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Last revised 30 Aug 2017