The Integrated Graduate Studies (IGS) Program is intended for highly motivated undergraduate students who wish to complete the academic requirements of both a BA and MA degree in anthropology. It is possible to obtain the MA degree simultaneously with completion of the BA degree because courses taken during your senior year can be applied towards the completion of the requirements for both degrees. Course schedules must of course be constructed so that the courses taken during your senior year are appropriate for both degrees. Below is a guideline to help determine eligibility and apply to the IGS program.
Schedule a meeting with Dean Claudia Anderson in Undergraduate Studies before the beginning of your 3rd year to determine eligibility and discuss the application process.
Have you completed the eligilibility requirements listed below?
If you have answered “yes” to all of the above, proceed to step 2.
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IMPORTANT DEADLINES: Interested students who fulfill the college requirements for the IGS program must apply to the anthropology graduate program preferably by March 1 for Fall semester or November 1 for spring semester of their junior year.
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Apply online to the School of Graduate Studies for admission. NOTE: The $50 application fee is waived when you apply.
A complete application includes:
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Upon admission to the program, IGS students register as students in the School of Graduate Studies and are subject to the policies, rules and regulations of the School of Graduate Studies. They may, however, continue to receive merit-based undergraduate scholarships and may continue to reside in undergraduate housing during what would normally be their senior year of undergraduate work.
ANTHROPOLOGY M.A. REQUIREMENTS:
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New students will be assigned a Graduate Student Advisor to help organize a program of study.
Anthropology MA requirements are as follows:
GRADUATE WITH BOTH THE BA AND MA DEGREES YOUR SENIOR YEAR
The BA degree will be awarded upon meeting all requirements for a baccalaureate degree, which should occur by the end of your senior year. The MA degree will be awarded after successfully completing 30 graduate credit hours and ‘passing’ the comprehensive examination.