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UNIVERSITIES WITH FORENSIC ANTHROPOLOGY GRADUATE PROGRAMS OR DEGREES

The ABFA certifies individual practitioners; it does not accredit universities or educational programs.

There are many universities that offer a bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral degree in Physical/Biological Anthropology. Any program with an emphasis on Forensic Anthropology and the opportunity for hands-on training will best prepare graduates for a career in Forensic Anthropology. Although not an exhaustive list of all available programs in Physical/Biological Anthropology, the following programs (masters or PhD) include an ABFA Diplomate on the Faculty.

Binghamton University (SUNY) (Binghamton, NY)

Faculty: Liz DiGangi, PhD, D-ABFA

Graduate program: MS in Biomedical Anthropology

https://www.binghamton.edu/anthropology/academics/graduate/ms-biomed/index.html

Boston University (Boston, MA)

Faculty: James Pokines, PhD, D-ABFA; Sean Tallman, PhD; Murray Marks, PhD, D-ABFA

Graduate program: MS, Forensic Anthropology

https://www.bumc.bu.edu/gms/forensic-anthropology/

California State University – Chico (Chico, CA)

Faculty: Eric Bartelink, PhD, D-ABFA; Colleen Milligan, PhD, D-ABFA; Ashley Kendell, PhD

Graduate program: MA, Anthropology

https://www.csuchico.edu/anth/programs/graduate/index.shtml

 

Des Moines University (Des Moines, IA)

Faculty: Heather Garvin, PhD, D-ABFA

Graduate program: MS, Anatomy – Thesis track, Forensic Anthropology focus

https://www.dmu.edu/msa/curriculum/thesis-track/

Florida Gulf Coast University (Fort Myers, FL)

Faculty: Heather Walsh-Haney, PhD, D-ABFA

Graduate program: MS, Forensic Studies, concentration in Human Identity and Trauma Analysis

https://www.fgcu.edu/cas/departments/js/fsms/

George Mason University (Fairfax, VA)

Faculty: Anthony Falsetti, PhD, D-ABFA; Angi Christensen, PhD, D-ABFA

Graduate program: MS, Forensic Science

https://catalog.gmu.edu/colleges-schools/science/forensic-program/forensic-science-ms/

 

Louisiana State University (Baton Rouge, LA)

Faculty: Ginesse Listi, PhD, D-ABFA; Teresa Wilson, PhD

Graduate program: MA, PhD Anthropology 

https://www.lsu.edu/ga/programs/graduate.php

Mercyhurst University (Erie, PA)

Faculty: Dennis Dirkmaat, PhD, D-ABFA; Joe Adserias-Garriga, PhD; Luis Cabo-Perez, MS

Graduate program: MS, Anthropology, Forensic and Biological track; Graduate certificate program in Forensic and Biological Anthropology

https://www.mercyhurst.edu/academics/grad/forensic-biological-anthropology

 

North Carolina State University (Raleigh, NC)

Faculty: Ann Ross, PhD, D-ABFA

Graduate program: PhD, Biology with concentration in forensic sciences

https://biologygraduateprogram.wordpress.ncsu.edu/concentrations/forensic-sciences/

Radford University (Radford, VA)

Faculty: Donna Boyd, PhD, D-ABFA

Undergraduate degree: B.S. in Anthropology with a concentration in Forensic Anthropology
https://www.radford.edu/content/csat/home/anthropological-sciences.html

 

Michigan State University (East Lansing, MI)

Faculty: Todd Fenton, PhD, D-ABFA; Joseph Hefner, PhD, D-ABFA; Carolyn Isaac, PhD

Graduate program: PhD, Physical Anthropology, Forensic Anthropology specialty

https://anthropology.msu.edu/graduate/

 

Middle Tennessee State University (Murfreesboro, TN)

Faculty: Hugh Berryman, PhD, D-ABFA; Tiffany Saul, PhD

Undergraduate degree: BA and BS, Anthropology; Minor in Forensic Anthropology

https://www.mtsu.edu/programs/anthropology/degrees

 

Texas State University – San Marco (San Marco, TX)

Faculty: Michelle Hamilton, PhD, D-ABFA; Tim Gocha, PhD; Kate Spradley, PhD; Daniel Wescott, PhD

Graduate program: MA, Anthropology; PhD, Applied Anthropology

https://www.txstate.edu/anthropology/grad-program.html

University of Indianapolis (Indianapolis, IN)

Faculty: Krista Latham, PhD, D-ABFA; Stephen Nawrocki, PhD, D-ABFA

Graduate program: MS, Anthropology; MS, Science in Human Biology

https://www.uindy.edu/cas/ms-anthropology/index

http://www.uindy.edu/cas/ms-human-biology/

University of Nebraska – Lincoln (Lincoln, NE)

Faculty: William Belcher, PhD, D-ABFA

Graduate program: MA, Forensic Anthropology

https://www.unl.edu/gradstudies/academics/programs/FORA-GCER

University of Nevada – Las Vegas (Las Vegas, NV)

Faculty: Jennifer Byrnes, PhD, D-ABFA

Graduate program: MA and PhD, Anthropology

https://www.unlv.edu/anthro/grad-programs

University of Nevada – Reno (Reno, NV)

Faculty: Marin Pilloud, PhD, D-ABFA; Kyra Stull, PhD, D-ABFA; G. Richard Scott, PhD

Graduate program: MA, Anthropology, Biological Anthropology track; PhD, Anthropology, Biological Anthropology track

https://www.unr.edu/anthropology/degrees/masters-program

https://www.unr.edu/anthropology/degrees/doctoral-program

University of South Florida (Tampa, FL)

Faculty: Jonathan Bethard, PhD, D-ABFA; Erin Kimmerle, PhD

Graduate program: PhD, Anthropology; Concentration in archaeological and forensic sciences

https://www.usf.edu/arts-sciences/departments/anthropology/graduate/index.aspx

University of Tennessee, Knoxville (Knoxville, TN)

Faculty: Joanne Devlin, PhD, D-ABFA; Lee Meadows Jantz, PhD; Amy Mundorff, PhD; Dawnie Steadman, PhD, D-ABFA; Giovanna Vidoli, PhD

Graduate program: MA, Anthropology; PhD, Anthropology

https://catalog.utk.edu/preview_program.php?catoid=25&poid=10760

https://catalog.utk.edu/preview_program.php?catoid=25&poid=10761 

University of West Florida (Pensacola, FL)

Faculty: Allysha Winburn, PhD, D-ABFA

Graduate program: MA, Anthropology

https://uwf.edu/cassh/departments/anthropology/graduate-programs/ma-anthropologyhistorical-archaeology/

Virginia Commonwealth University (Richmond, VA)

Faculty: Tal Simmons, PhD, D-ABFA

Graduate degree: MS, Forensic Science

https://forensicscience.vcu.edu/graduate/