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  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Austin, Tx
  • Interests
    bioarchaeology, prehistoric archaeology, indigenous peoples, artifact conservation, paleontology
  • Application Season
    2017 Fall
  • Program
    Anthropology/Bioarchaeology/Paleontology

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  1. You're right. I just sent them an email.
  2. Hmmm. I know the possibility is there. There's a page about it on UT's website, but it doesn't mention what the costs are, which is my main concern. I'm starting Latin at ACC after I get back to Austin, which is pretty cheap at $40 per credit hour, but I want to take Greek and Biblical Hebrew too.
  3. Anyone here do this or have done so in the past? I'm wondering what the average cost of doing this is. I'm a college grad and live near UT Austin, which has a ton of offerings in languages such as Sanskrit, Aramaic, Akkadian, Latin, Greek, Biblical Hebrew, etc. and would like to take advantage.
  4. I've never heard of this before. Study abroad is a requirement for graduation at my undergrad institution, but I think it's the only college in the US that does that. From my understanding, most students do not study abroad during undergrad. I wouldn't listen to any of those articles.
  5. What did you end up going with? And what is the funding situation like? I am also looking at those two schools.
  6. Anyone here going to Texas State University for their MA that could tell me what the funding situation is like? I've got a really sweet deal on housing with a friend (1 bedroom house, $325 a month for each of us, utilities included, and it's a 10 minute walk from campus!). My rent and utilities are going to be a total of $3,900 per year and I won't need to own a car since I'm such a short walk from campus and downtown San Marcos. It seems like this *could* be great, but the program cost is still $3,626 per semester (as of fall 2016) for a 9 credit hour graduate student and could still require
  7. I don't actually know how the other UT schools are. I just know UT-Austin is the best one out of all the UT schools. The Jackson School of Geosciences is fantastic. Also, I just really love living in Austin. I don't think I'll be applying to UT-Austin though. I'm interested in possibly doing paleontology at the JSoG, but I'll wait and see if I want that for a PhD later. I'm actually applying to Texas State for a master's in anthropology (focus in archaeology) as my top choice.
  8. That actually does help. I know that I don't have enough experience in the field to have developed any extremely specific research interests. I have a range of interests. Thanks for the clarification. I've mostly been looking at course lists for Master's programs and descriptions of the program. For example, I know that Rice University in Houston offers a terminal MA primarily for those looking to do field work in Africa and offer courses like "African Prehistory," along with courses in archaeology and some methodological courses. To be honest, I haven't been looking at faculty very much. I'l
  9. Okay, so I'm intending on getting my MA in archaeology. I do not want to make the decision to do a PhD program at this time. Essentially, I want to get my masters and then work in archaeology or a related field for awhile before making the decision of whether or not I want to continue on to a PhD. I'm already working on developing my list of schools to apply for and I know what sort of courses I'd like to take/what subfields of anthro/archaeology/regions of the world I'm interested in. I'm wondering how different applying for a terminal MA is when compared to applying for a PhD. I know with a
  10. Why wouldn't you be capable of getting into TA&M or UT-Austin? I think you should apply. 3.5 is not a bad GPA and you're a double major in Geology and GIS. If you don't get in, apply next season, but do a ton of related internships in-between then and now. You'll be a good candidate then. I'll be graduating with 7 internships under my belt. Get some related work experience, man. That year of research experience will look really great on you.
  11. Haha. It's probably very obvious that I am new to the grad school search. From what I gather, I should probably stop looking at primarily small private colleges or I'm going to get nowhere very fast. I would very much appreciate a detailed list if it's not too much trouble. Just out of curiosity: how are graduate classes in archaeology generally structured? I'm looking for something very hands-on within a seminar type environment. I was told graduate courses are all structured like seminars. My upper level seminar courses at my undergrad institution are supposedly structured like graduate cou
  12. Do you know of any MA/MS only programs that focus on bioarchaeology? I haven't found any thus far. What do you think of Rice University's anthropology programs? In terms of the MA in Archaeological Field Techniques and Laboratory Analysis. Does Rice have a good program overall? https://anthropology.rice.edu/uploadedFiles/Graduate/ANTH Grad Handbook 032714.pdf
  13. Oh, I don't mind relocating for school. I just don't want to relocate in terms of where I live now after I finish school. I like Austin too much to leave and there are lots of jobs in archaeology in the area (I'm several hours away from the ocean though, so I should probably nix maritime). As for school, the sky is the limit in terms of location. I just need to narrow down my choices for schools. One of the issues I've faced thus far is that a lot of schools do not offer terminal masters in anthropology and I'm not sure I want to get a PhD, so I don't really want to apply to programs that don
  14. Thanks for the response, bioarch_fan. This is going to be a very difficult decision for me. I'm interested in so many different things and I'm having a ton of trouble narrowing down my interests. To be honest, it all looks amazing! You're right in that I have an interest in bioarchaeology. I would like to have some experience in the bioarch, osteology, and zoo archaeology aspect of archaeology, alongside more field archaeology experience. My region of interest is a bit more broad (tribal peoples of the Americas, whether that be North America or pre-Columbian era Mesoamerica). I do have somewh
  15. Did you intern before applying to grad programs? How many internships did you do and how long did you intern for? Where'd you intern at? What did the work consist of? And how did this shape your grad program applications? Inquiring minds want to know. I have two semesters left of my undergrad after this current semester and have completed a total of two internships thus far. I pretty much interned all summer full time. I received a fellowship from my school to fund a 240 hour field and lab intensive archaeology internship with a local government organization. After that, I went home and then
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