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:

Online Environment & Resources

The core coursework for the program is online. 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 in platforms like Zoom. In addition to any syncrhonous course meetings, students are advised to keep Thursdays from 6-8pm PST open for periodic meetings during the semester to make program 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, 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 Humboldt Canvas pages through a link after logging in to myHumboldt


Students have access to the Humboldt 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: Humboldt Library website.

Students can also save eBooks to their electronic bookshelf.

Contact Us

Gordon Ulmer, Ph.D.
Anthropology Graduate Coordinator

Marissa Ramsier, Ph.D.
Anthropology Department Program Leader

Graduate Admissions
Phone: 707.826.6250

Humboldt Graduate Studies
Phone: 707.826.3949