Master of Science in the Field of Human Paleobiology

Specific admission requirements are shown on the Graduate Program Finder.

The following requirements must be fulfilled:

The general requirements stated under Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, Graduate Programs.

36 credits in a program developed in consultation with the advisor.

Required (13-15 credits)
HOMP 6202Lab Techniques: Paleoanthropology (Students register for 1-3 credits depending on other concurrent courses in order to maintain a 9-credit semester load.)
ANTH 6413Analytical Methods in Human Evolutionary Studies
Three of the following:
HOMP 6201Hominid Paleobiology
ANTH 3411Primatology
ANTH 6491Topics in Biological Anthropology
ANTH 6801Paleolithic Archaeology
Thesis Research (6 credits)
HOMP 6998Thesis Research
HOMP 6999Thesis Research
Electives (15-17 credits)
Elective courses should be selected in consultation with the faculty, and may include a combination of the following: independent laboratory or field-based research; a field course; relevant courses in Anatomy, Anthropology, Biological Sciences, Geography, Geology, Human Paleobiology, Psychology, and Speech and Hearing Science available at GW; and/or relevant courses from the Consortium of Universities of the Washington Metropolitan Area.