Wichita State's Master of Arts (MA) in anthropology combines a diverse range of courses
and concentrations, with opportunities for student-faculty research and internships
in many different settings—opening doors to a wide variety of career paths.
At Wichita State, applied learning is everything. In fact, every degree we offer has
a guaranteed applied learning or research experience built right into it equipping
you with the relevant skills and experience to make you workforce ready before graduation.
Anthropology student makes big discovery at ancient battle site
Anthropology students have the opportunity to search for historic artifacts.
In 2017, student Mitchell Young discovered a horseshoe nail that was more than 400
He made the discovery while working with professor Donald Blakeslee at the archaeological
site of the long-lost city Etzanoa, the known location of a 1601 Spanish and Native
American battle near Arkansas City, Kansas.
A master's degree in anthropology requires 36 hours of graduate study, of which 60
percent (22 hours) must be numbered 700 or above.
In addition to core courses, students must choose from one of three tracks to complete
their degree: thesis, project or internship. All students who present a thesis, project
or internship must pass an oral defense. A foreign language examination may be required
depending upon the nature of the thesis topic.
From the lab to the field, anthropologists are found working in diverse settings within
the areas of education, government, public health, social services, foreign service,
museums, law enforcement and more.