Anthropology and Environmental Policy

Students may enter the MA program with a bachelor’s degree in anthropology or a related social or natural science discipline. Students may enter the PhD program with a bachelor’s or master’s degree in anthropology or a related social or natural science discipline.

Core Curriculum: All students must complete 12 hours of core requirements focused on the human dimensions and cross-cultural perspectives on environmental policy and governance.  The remaining courses are tailored to each student’s background, environmental focus area, and national or international environmental policy interest.

  • Students entering the program with a related master’s degree will need to take 36 student credit hours.
  • Students entering the program with a bachelor’s degree will need to take 60 student credit hours.
  • The non-thesis MA program requires completion of 30 credit hours of graduate coursework.
  • Students enrolled in the PhD program who complete the requirements for the MA degree before the Ph.D. may be awarded the MA.
  • Students enrolled in the PhD program who exit the program prior to completion may apply a maximum of 3 thesis credit hours toward the minimum requirement of 30 credits for the MA degree.

Degrees offered: PhD, MA

Application deadline: January 15 (Fall only)

Test Required: GRE; waivers only in exceptional circumstances

Contact: Gregory Zaro

Contact Email: aep.grad@maine.edu

Program Website: Anthropology and Environmental Policy