Three required courses
ANTH 625 3 cr Historical Archaeology
ANTH 640 3 cr Archaeological Methods and Analysis
ANTH 665 3 cr Graduate Seminar in Archaeology

Five elective courses from list below, chosen in consultation with advisor
ANTH 615 3 cr Public Archaeology
ANTH 630 3 cr Seminar in the Prehistory of the Americas (may be repeated for credit)
ANTH 645 3 cr Topics in Environmental Archaeology
ANTH 650 5 cr Materials in Ancient Societies (CMRAE course at MIT)
ANTH 670 3 cr Research Methods in Historical Anthropology
ANTH 672 3 cr Culture Contact and Colonialism in the Americas
ANTH 673 3 cr Anthropology of the Object: A Graduate Socio-Cultural Odyssey
ANTH 675L 3 cr Cultural Theory in Anthropology
ANTH 676 3 cr Anthropology of Nature, Place, and Landscape
ANTH 696 1-4 cr Individual Research in Archaeology (by permission)
ANTH 698 1-6 cr Practicum in Archaeology (by permission)
AMST 604 3 cr Gender and Sexuality in US History and Culture
AMST 605 3 cr Ethnicity, Race, and Nationality
HIST 600 3 cr Research Seminar
HIST 605 3 cr Colloquium
HIST 646 3 cr The New England Town
HIST 685 3 cr Topics in Atlantic History

Archaeological fieldwork Requirement
ANTH 685 6 cr Field Research in Archaeology

All MA students are expected to receive intensive, graduate-level archaeological fieldwork training before completing their thesis. Most students fulfill this requirement by enrolling in Anth 685, a 6-credit graduate summer field school. Substitutions are made only by formal petition to the Graduate Committee, and if the waiver is approved, these 6 credits have to be fulfilled through regular or individual-based coursework.

Thesis requirements
ANTH 699 6 cr Master of Arts Thesis

Consult the Graduate Handbook for more information about the thesis process.