9 credit hours of core requirements: ANTH-632 Contemporary Theory: Culture, Power, History (or equivalent), ANTH-652 Anthropological Research Design, ANTH-797 003 MA Thesis Seminar (section designated to facilitate the MA/I Candidates write-up of their Peace Corps Academic Project)
15 credit hours of electives, chosen in conversation with advisor
One-semester internship/practical experience
6 credit hours for Peace Corps Service
Oral qualifying exam
Approved final report based on the Peace Corps Academic project
18 hours of course work (including two basic required courses – 632, 652)
Fall semester: complete Peace Corps application
Spring semester: complete practical experience related to anticipated Peace Corps placement (e.g. volunteer as teacher aide if educational placement , volunteer in health or economic NGO if community development placement, etc.)
Oral Qualifying exam (satisfies MAPA comp requirement)
Year Two and Fall Semester of Year Three
Peace Corps Placement, earning 6 credit hours (No tuition payment is required for these 6 hours of credit.)
Spring Semester of Year Three
6 credit hours of course work, including 797 003 (MA/I thesis seminar)
Preparation and submission of final report based on the Peace Corps Academic Project (satisfies the MAPA Thesis/Non-thesis Option (NTO) requirement)
Student can still complete the public anthropology master's degree at AU if:
the student has not applied or has not yet been accepted into the Peace Corps.
the Peace Corps service has to be curtailed due to political or related difficulties within the host country.
the student makes a personal decision to leave the Peace Corps service early.
the student is terminated from Peace Corps service for medical, legal, or other reasons, if the conditions of termination did not violate the university's Code of Student Conduct.