Student working in lab with samples

Thesis Project

Students in the MS in Forensic Anthropology program are required to complete a graduate level research project that culminates into either a full-length thesis or completed manuscript for submission to a recognized journal for publication.

The process of conducting the research projects and writing a thesis requires approximately 8-12 months to complete.

Resources at Boston University for student research projects include access to our Outdoor Research Facility, the Anatomical Sciences Laboratory and faculty in the department of Radiology, School of Dental Medicine. Additional research sites include skeletal collections at other Universities and museums (eg. University of Tennessee, Smithsonian) and on-line imaging databases.