Undergraduate majors in Anthropology may be eligible to apply for the MA in Anthropology in addition to their BA or BS. This joint BA or BS and MA in Anthropology would provide a Master's Degree in Anthropology at the end of 5 years of study. The joint BA or BS and MA in Anthropology is a separate program from the department's doctoral (PhD) program. Students who wish to pursue the PhD in Anthropology at Tulane must apply separately to that program.
The Anthropology faculty determines the number of students to be admitted into the program each year, based on overall GPA, performance in the major, and the faculty's evaluation of each applicant's potential. Upon acceptance into the 4+1 Program, each student is assigned a faculty advisor whose expertise coincides with that student's interests.
Application to this program requires the following conditions:
A student wishing to apply for the 4+1 Master's degree should send a copy of his or her degree audit and a brief statement of his or her request for admission to the Department Chair. If accepted, that student can then print out the application and bring it, with a $50.00 application fee, to Susan Chevalier, Executive Secretary, in 106 Dinwiddie Hall. For students applying to the MA program with its thesis option are also required to bring a letter from a faculty member, agreeing to serve as the thesis advisor.
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For further information regarding any aspect of Anthropology graduate programs at Tulane, send questions to our Director of Graduate Studies, Prof. Christopher Rodning.