The University of Miami College of Arts & Sciences Announces A New Master’s Program in the Department of Anthropology

The innovative Master of Arts in the Professional Practice of Anthropology is designed to partner faculty and students in the development of professional research careers.

‌The University of Miami (UM) College of Arts & Sciences is pleased to announce the full accreditation of the new Master of Arts in the Professional Practice of Anthropology.

The strong four-field approach is evident in its foundational seminars, which the program builds upon to offer concentrations in several areas, including Applied Archaeology, Applied Forensic/Biological Anthropology, and Applied Cultural Anthropology/Medical Anthropology. Specializations in these areas include cultural heritage management, museum curation, applied primatology, global health, recovery, analysis, and identification of human remains, and isotopic analyses of thereof, among others.

“We’re uniquely positioned with this Master’s program to equip our graduates for highly competitive job markets in both the private sector and government venues, as well as for admission to top-tier doctoral programs,” said Dr. Linda L. Taylor, associate professor and graduate program director for the Department of Anthropology. “Anthropology is student-focused and research-driven to offer the kind of consistently high-quality education which characterizes the U.”

The diverse offerings include internships and field study opportunities both here and abroad, as well as collaboration with anthropologists in the College of Arts & Sciences, the Miller School of Medicine, the Rosenstiel School of Marine & Atmospheric Science, and the Leonard and Jane Abess Center for Ecosystem Science and Policy.

The program requires 36 credits for graduation, and may be completed with or without a thesis. Students may begin the program in the fall, spring or summer semesters. The Department of Anthropology also welcomes part-time students who wish to update their skill sets or those who are enrolled in other graduate programs and would like to expand their horizons into the unique approach to understanding what it is to be human, as encountered through the study of anthropology.

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February 09, 2016