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The Forensic Anthropology Center at Texas State (FACTS) occasionally will hold an Open House for prospective graduate students applying to the master’s program in Biological Anthropology (specializing in forensic anthropology) at Texas State University. THIS OPEN HOUSE IS DESIGNED FOR NON-TEXAS STATE STUDENTS.

The open house will typically include a panel discussions with FACTS faculty, staff, students, and alumni, a presentation by the Department of Anthropology’s Chair Dr. Beth Erhart, and breakout sessions featuring faculty, staff, and current graduate students. Prospective students will visit GEFARL and ORPL, ask admissions questions, meet our faculty, and talk to current graduate students about their experiences in our programs.

DATEFall 2018 - Friday November 9, 2018

TIME: 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., with check-in beginning at 9:00 a.m.

LOCATION: Grady Early Building (GEB), 1921 Old Ranch Road 12, San Marcos, TX 78666.

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Undergraduate and Graduate students enrolled in the Department of Anthropology at Texas State University will be exposed to a wide variety of coursework and labs.  For a sampling of the classes, lectures, and seminars offered within our program, visit the Anthropology Department website.

Master's Degree Program in Forensic Anthropology

Students working toward a master’s degree in anthropology at Texas State can specialize in forensic anthropology. The two-year program is fast-paced and well suited for students interested in continuing their education at the doctoral level. FACTS offers students hands-on experience with active forensic anthropology casework, providing practical exposure to field searches, crime scene evaluation, evidence collection techniques, excavation and recovery methods, laboratory analysis of human remains and technical writing of case reports. For a list of required and elective courses for graduate students see the Department of Anthropology website and click on Degree Programs. For a list of required course for students focusing on forensic anthropology click here. For a complete list of graduate level courses offered in the Department of Anthropology please visit the department webpage and click on the course tab.

If you have additional questions, please see the the Frequently Asked Questions tab for more information about our program and people to contact.