University of Montana Department of Anthropology offers courses of study leading to the Master of Arts (M.A.) degree in Anthropology. The M.A. program has four options:
Please contact the department to inquire about available space before filling out an application.
Provisional admission may be offered for promising students who do not meet the GPA standards. If the student's bachelors degree is not in Anthropology the student will work with their advisor to develop a course of instruction that includes developing a background in the four fields of Anthropology.
A small number of teaching assistantships are normally awarded for one semester to students who have completed part of the program. One or more teaching assistantships are normally available for American Indian students. All assistantships are competitive and awarded on the basis of demonstrated excellence in coursework, research and service. Teaching assistants are expected to work 15 hours per week for 15 weeks. Depending on the class or classes to which they are assigned, their duties may include helping course instructors with student contact, exam preparation and scoring, maintaining records of student performance, lecturing and leading laboratory or discussion sections. In addition to their salaries, teaching assistants receive a tuition fee waiver (in-state or out-of-state) and a waiver of the registration fee. Other fees charged by the University are not included in the TA fee waiver package. Teaching assistants are required to register for 9 credits each semester.
All applying and existing graduate students should complete the Graduate Student Evaluation Form/TA Application if they want to be considered for a teaching assistantship or Anthropology department scholarship for the academic year.