Master of Science in Human Paleobiology

Specific application requirements are shown on the Graduate Program Finder.

Admission Application Deadline - February 1.
The following requirements must be fulfilled:
The general requirements stated under Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, Graduate Programs.

36 credits, including:


HOMP 6202

Lab Techniques: Paleoanthropology

HOMP 6203 Ethics and Professional Practice I  
ANTH 6413 Analtical Methods in Human Evolutionary Studies  

Two of the following:



HOMP 6201

  or    ANTH 6801

Hominid Paleobiology 

Paleolithic Archaeology


ANTH 3411***

  or    ANTH 6407


Anthropological Genetics


6 credits of thesis: 


HOMP 6999           Thesis Research  
Two additional laboratory or field research courses in different disciplines  


17 to 19 additional elective credits selected in consultation with the faculty from a list of relevant courses in Anatomy, Anthropology, Biological Sciences, Geography, Geological Sciences, Human Paleobiology, Psychology, and Speech and Hearing Science, or relevant courses from the Consortium of Universities of the Washington Metropolitan Area


*** ANTH 3411, or another approved course in animal behavior/ecology