Master of Science in Human Biology

The University of Indianapolis offers a unique Master of Science degree in Human Biology that blends traditional study in biological anthropology with a solid base in anatomy and the biological sciences. The curriculum is designed to prepare promising students for doctoral work in anthropology and to lay a foundation for careers in the forensic sciences, medicine, and public health. The program emphasizes small class sizes, personal interaction with faculty, hands-on learning, direct and early involvement in research and fieldwork, and valuable opportunities for student teaching. Admission to the program is limited to three to five highly-qualified students per year.

Areas of Specialization

Those interested in skeletal biology may train directly on the dozens of human remains cases (both recent and ancient) that are handled annually through the Archeology & Forensics Laboratory and the Indiana Prehistory Laboratory.

Other departmental resources include comparative human osteology and faunal collections, fossil casts, microscopes, and a human gross anatomy laboratory. Fieldschools in archeological methods are offered on a regular basis.

For further inquires about the program, please contact:

Dr. Stephen P. Nawrocki, Director
Graduate Program in Human Biology
University of Indianapolis
1400 E. Hanna Ave.
Indianapolis, IN 46227-3697
(317) 788-3486