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 to 15 credits)
HOMP 6202Lab Techniques: Paleoanthropology (Students register for 1 to 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 (or another approved course in animal/primate behavior and ecology)
ANTH 6491Topics in Biological Anthropology
ANTH 6801Paleolithic Archaeology
Thesis Research (6 credits)
HOMP 6998Thesis Research
HOMP 6999Thesis Research
Electives (15 to 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.