Anthropology A.B./Anthropology M.A.

Training in Anthropology provides students with critical, creative, and globally-based thinking skills that prepare them for a variety of careers in the 21st century. Our dual A.B./M.A. program combines the value of the anthropological approach of our A.B. program with specialized training in the M.A. program in Ecological and Environmental Anthropology. An M.A. degree in Anthropology can provide skills that will be valued in an increasingly globalized world, such as engaging with a diverse workforce as well as analytic, research, and collaboration skills. These skills can also lead to a wide range of career options in education, business, research, industry, and public service as well as providing a research foundation for doctoral training.

Admission to Program

In order to be considered for the dual degree pathway, students must have a minimum 3.5 GPA, minimum 60 credit hours, and have completed ANTH 1102 or equivalent, and at least one of the following courses: Prehistoric Archaeology (ANTH 3010), Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (ANTH 3265), or Introduction to Biological Anthropology (ANTH 3040 or ANTH 2045).

Eligible students must submit to the Department’s Undergraduate Coordinator and Graduate Coordinator the following:
1) a statement of purpose from the student
2) Letter of support from a faculty member who is willing to advise the student in the pathway and graduate program
3) one additional letter of support from a faculty member

Curriculum

Graduate-level courses that may be used to satisfy undergraduate and graduate program requirements.

Students will be required to complete the 6000-level version of no more than four ANTH 4000/6000 courses in their topical focus of archaeological, biological, or cultural anthropology.

Additional requirements that are unique to this Double Dawgs program:

Students will be required to complete ANTH 6520, History of Anthropological Theory, and at least three 8000-level courses in their topical focus of archaeological, biological, or cultural anthropology.

Admission to Graduate Program

In order to apply for the graduate degree program, eligible students must submit their application to the UGA Graduate School. This includes transcript, GRE scores, CV, three letters of recommendation (one must be from an Anthropology faculty member willing to supervise the student’s graduate program), and a statement of intent.

The application should demonstrate adequate progress toward development of a viable thesis research project. Eligible students in the pathway program must have received a grade of a B or above in each 6000-level course.

All graduate program admissions will be for the fall semester. Deadline: March 15

Program Advisor

  • Name: Susan Tanner
  • Email: stanner1@uga.edu
  • Phone: 706-542-3085
  • Address: 250A Baldwin Hall

Undergraduate Major Information

  • Major: Anthropology A.B.
  • Department/College: Anthropology

Advising Contact

  • Name: Jennifer Birch
  • Email: jabirch@uga.edu
  • Phone: 706-542-1959
  • Address: 250A Baldwin Hall

Additional Advising Contact

  • Name: Clark Harwell
  • Email: jch1066@uga.edu
  • Phone: 706-543-3998
  • Address: 251B Baldwin Hall

Graduate Major Information

  • Major: Anthropology M.A.
  • Department/College: Anthropology

Advising Contact

  • Name: Susan Tanner
  • Email: stanner1@uga.edu
  • Phone: 706-614-9271
  • Address: 250A Baldwin Hall

Additional Advising Contact

  • Name: Margie Floyd
  • Email: mjfloyd@uga.edu
  • Phone: 706-543-3998
  • Address: 251C Baldwin Hall