What will I learn?

The Master of Science in Human Skeletal Biology program prepares graduates to apply the principles and techniques of Biological Anthropology to a variety of contexts, including those in the Forensic Sciences (i.e., Medical Examiner’s office, Coroner’s office, Armed Forces, Criminal Justice, Law Enforcement, Mass Disasters). The program is also useful training for students who are preparing for admission to doctoral programs in skeletal biology, molecular anthropology, and human evolution.

An integral part of the program is hands-on, semester long professional internships developed according to student interest. These opportunities range from those in genetics (in departmental labs and the ME’s office), osteology and odontology (in departmental labs, NYU School of Dentistry, the AMNH, and ME’s office), and field recovery training (departmental or other field schools).

Which department am I in?

Graduate School of Arts and Science

Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
US$48,892.00 per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

1 September 2022


Graduate School of Arts and Science

New York,

10276, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants for the M.A. degree must have a B.A. degree (or foreign credentials equivalent to the U.S. bachelor’s degree) and must have earned a GPA of 3.3 or better.

For international students

Students must receive your undergraduate degree (U.S. baccalaureate or equivalent) from an institution of recognized standing before enrollment in the Graduate School.

For the TOEFL, the Graduate School recommends that the applicant achieve a minimum TOEFL score of 100 on the internet-based test. For the IELTS, a minimum overall band score of at least 7 is recommended.

Application Deadline:

March 1, fall only admission

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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