Dr. Susan Antón
Course schedules require approval of the Program Director EACH semester.
Skeletal Biology Colloquia Dates
Graduate Student Handbook:
The current graduate student handbook details aspects of both the PhD and MA program requirements
Satisfactory completion of 36 points and a written master’s thesis
are required. Students must earn a grade of at least B in all core and
foundation courses. See program overview for
M.A. Committee, Advisor, and Thesis Requirement:
Each student is assigned an M.A. committee in their first year according
to the interests expressed in their application. The M.A. committee consists
of three faculty members, at least two of whom are from the Anthropology
department. The committee advises students on courses, internships, and
choice of M.A. project. To reconstitute your committee speak with your
advisor and/or the program director and prepare a written
Your M.A. thesis advisor and first reader must be members of the Anthropology
Department. Normally, M.A. advisors are identified in the first year,
or no later than the completion of 20 points of coursework, by mutual
agreement of both student and faculty member in question. Student and
advisor choose an additional faculty member, usually a member of the student’s
Master’s committee, as a reader. All must sign and file the M.A.
Paper committee form. With approval, a third reader may be added from
another department at NYU or from the affiliated faculty of the M.A. track
in human skeletal biology.
The M.A. thesis project consists of original research carried out under
the guidance of the major advisor. See departmental guidelines for thesis
format and filing deadlines.
A minimum of one, semester-long (4 points), laboratory internship is required
of all students. Internships will be developed on an individual basis
according to student interest and mentor availability.
Time to Completion:
The program is expected to take two years to complete, but can be somewhat
longer for those working full-time. A student who has completed all coursework,
but not the thesis, must stay enrolled via a matriculation fee each semester
until graduation. A maximum of five years from the date of first registration
is allowed for completing the degree.