UWF requires completion of a thesis before awarding the M.A. degree in either Anthropology or Historical Archaeology. Prior to undertaking the thesis, students should have completed a number of courses, selected a thesis advisor, formed a thesis committee, and written a thesis prospectus that includes a plan for securing funding, if necessary. These links and forms serve to guide students through the process. Each student, however, is encouraged to discuss progress with his or her advisor on a regular basis.
The following checklists include the course requirements for each of the two M.A. tracks. The student will complete 33 hours of coursework along with three or more thesis hours.
Unless otherwise indicated, completed forms need to be turned in to Cindi Rogers, the Anthropology Department Office Coordinator.
Some possibilities for funding for your thesis research and presentation can be found below:
Each student is required to defend his or her thesis by giving a short talk for the thesis committee and other interested people. A full draft of your thesis, including bibliography and tables, should be submitted to your committee at least two weeks before the intended defense date. An announcement and flyer for the talk will be made by the anthropology office staff.