All students will be required to write a thesis. The topic of the thesis must be approved prior to the start of research and will focus on a topic within the purview of forensic anthropology, forensic archaeology, biological anthropology, or bioarchaeology. Student theses may also encompass other forensic sciences and aspects of forensic investigation (pending approval of a thesis topic).
Ideally, the student will narrow down his or her research during the first year of the program, and collect data the summer between the first and second years. It is expected that the student will be analyzing data during the second year and then writing and defending the thesis at the close of the second year or during the following summer. The preferred thesis product is a publishable article prepared for a recognized scientific journal.
to view a list of theses presented by alumni.