Combined BA/MA Program

The Department of Anthropology offers an accelerated track for students to earn both a BA and MA degree within 5 years.

BA/MA in Anthropology, Medical Anthropology Concentration

The combined Bachelor of Arts (BA) / Master of Arts (MA) in Anthropology - Medical Anthropology Concentration program is an accelerated 5-year track for students interested in pursuing careers in the health professions requiring an advanced degree. 

Anthropology majors who meet eligibility requirements may apply to the MA in Anthropology - Medical Anthropology Concentration during the spring semester of their junior year. Upon acceptance into the program students incorporate graduate coursework beginning in their senior year.

Program Admission

Students who meet the below eilgibility requirements are welcome to apply to the BA/MA program:

  • Currently an accepted Anthropology major
  • 3.0 or higher GPA

It is recommended students indicate their interest in the combined program to the Anthropology Undergraduate Office no later than the second semester of their sophomore year. Use the form below to indicate your interest.

Program Course Plan

Students are encouraged to meet with the Director of Undergraduate Studies and the Director of Graduate Studies early in their decision-making to develop a course sequence plan. The below curricular plan is offered as a guide, but students can tailor a plan to meet individual interests through the advisement process.

Program Interest Form

Thank you for your interest in the Anthropology combined BA/MA degree! This form is for current UB undergraduate students enrolled in the BA in Anthropology program who are interested in the combined BA/MA program in Anthropology. 

The Anthropology Undergraduate Coordinator will contact you to schedule an initial advising meeting upon receipt of this form.

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