Graduate Program Anthropology Program Details Info Sessions Admission Details Contact Us Degree Details Masters (M) Total Credits 48-52 Start Term Fall Delivery Method On campus Learn more about our academic program delivery methods School/College College of Liberal Arts & Sciences Department Anthropology Anthropology Master's Degree Overview Students have the option of choosing either the thesis track, the internship track, or the skills-based track (courses + comprehensive exams). Our curriculum includes over 60 courses for students who want to learn more about the field. Our courses address a huge range of topics and emphasize writing, critical thinking, research methods, and ethics. We offer: lecture-type classes online courses small seminar-discussion classes lab-based classes (zooarchaeology, artifact/feature analysis, human osteology, paleoanthropology) training in ethnographic methods including ethics and protocols for working with human subjects field-based courses, such as the Fort Vancouver Archaeological Field School and the Primatology Field School at the Myakka City Lemur Reserve in western Florida PSU offers a Bachelor's + Master's Program in Anthropology. Undergraduate Anthropology students may be admitted directly into the parallel Anthropology masterās program (i.e., BA students for the MA, and BS students for the MS) and share up to 20 graduate-level credits (five 4-credit courses) between their bachelor's and masterās degrees. Anthropology Master's Degree: Why PSU? Our diverse campus is located in the center of downtown Portland, one of the most vibrant cities on the West Coast. Our deep community connections give you unmatched opportunities for hands-on learning and research. PSU anthropologists have compiled a long record of research, teaching, and community involvement. Among its distinguished former faculty was Wayne Suttles, the premier 20th-century ethnographer and linguist of the Northwest Coast. Our department is committed to research and scholarship in āapplied anthropologyā ā where anthropological scholarly products address āreal worldā problems; and knowledge is returned to the peoples and places where the research is conducted. Our work contributes to public policy and answering questions about significant cultural, social, and environmental issues. What can I do with a master's degree in Anthropology?