Maya Studies Graduate Certificate

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College : Sciences Degree :CRT
Department : Anthropology Option : N/A
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This program has been inactivated and is no longer accepting applications effective Summer 2017.

The Graduate Certificate in Maya Studies is designed to prepare students with a specialized knowledge of the ancient and contemporary Maya.


Students must take two required courses and three additional courses from the available elective courses. Before taking an elective course, students must have taken at least one of the required courses or must have the instructor’s consent to take the elective course.

Total Credit Hours Required:
15 Credit Hours Minimum beyond the Bachelor's Degree

Required Courses—6 Credit Hours

  • ANG 6168 The Ancient Maya (3 credit hours)
  • ANG 6324 Contemporary Maya (3 credit hours)

Elective Courses—9 Credit Hours

Choose three courses from the following list or another course related to Maya Studies and approved by the Graduate Certificate faculty.

  • ANG 5166 Problems in Maya Studies (3 credit hours)
  • ANG 5167 Maya Hieroglyphs (3 credit hours)
  • ANG 5822 Maya Field Research (3 credit hours)
  • ANG 5228 Maya Iconography (3 credit hours)
  • ANG 6110 Archaeological Theory and Method (3 credit hours)
  • LAH 5937 Latin America: The Mayas (3 credit hours)

Application Requirements

Admission is open to those with a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution. An application to the graduate certificate program and official transcripts must be submitted. Applicants must apply online. All requested materials must be submitted by the established deadline.