MA Applied Anthropology Resources & FAQ

In addition to the links in the MA PROGRAM menu (to the right or below, depending on your device), below you will find various additional resources for the MA program:

HSU Graduate Studies, Current Students
HSU Grad Student Handbook (general resources, guidelines, academic standing)
CEEE Calendar of Dates & Deadlines
HSU Maps & Directions

Online Environment & Resources

After the Summer Institute, students undertake 30 units of coursework via online distance learning, either full-time (three 10-unit semesters) or part-time (six 4-6-unit semesters). The online coursework will be primarily asynchronous, meaning that students will have flexibility in planning days and times to view course materials/lectures and complete assignments each week.  

Students and faculty meet for live web conferencing via Zoom on Thursdays from 6-8pm PST. Zoom is an online conferencing program freely available to all HSU students, and it is compatable with a computer equiped with a webcam as well as smartphones. Meetings take place periodically during this timeslot during the semester to make annoucements and to discuss items of mutual interest to students. Occasionlly, this time slot will be integrated into course activities. This is a great way to maintain contact with the program community.

Students are generally not required to be present on campus after the Summer Institute (some exceptions apply), but those who would like to are welcomed and will have access to departmental facilities.

All resources available to on-campus students are also available to students taking online courses. The Student Center has numerous resources, including the ability to check transcripts, grades, registration dates, and many more items online.

There are numerous online support services. Some of these include:

Canvas is our primary online course delivery system where you can find discussion forums as well as course pages with syllabi, required readings, and other materials. Canvas sites for courses you are registered for will be available at the beginning of each term. You can access HSU Canvas pages through a link after logging in to myHumboldt

Please visit the MA Applied Anth Syllabus Addendum Website for information about the online platform/environment, tips for how to succeed in MA courses, general course materials and skills needed, evaluation and grading standards, discussion guidelines/netiquette, general MA class policies, university polices and resources, disability resources, and emergency procedures.


Students have access to the HSU Library website where they may access numerous resources. The library provides a wide range of support and access for distance students. Interlibrary loan enables faculty and students to access sources nationally and internationally.  Document delivery is sent via E-Mail.  E-books are available that can be searched, highlighted and notated. Every student is assigned a library account where searches, materials and notes can be stored and accessed online. A complete list of services specifically for graduate students can be found at the: HSU Library website.

Students can also save eBooks to their electronic bookshelf.

Contact Us

Mary Scoggin
Anthropology Department Chair & Graduate Coordinator
Email: ms34 (at) 

Graduate Admissions
Phone: 707.826.6250
Email: apply (at)

HSU Graduate Studies
Phone: 707.826.3949
Email: tef21 (at)