MA Applied Anthropology Timelines

For students beginning Fall 2024 or later:

Note, these timelines include program changes are pending finalization - there will likely be slight modification.

 

Full-Time Timeline

Part-Time Timeline (can be modified)

Semester 1, Fall

  • ANTH 670 (3 units) Core Concepts in Applied Anthropology
  • ANTH 671 (3 units) Methods in Applied Anthropology
  • Choose 1 course (3+ units) from: Elective or ANTH 682 Internship/Field Placement. *See note below.
  • Milestone: Orientation
  • ANTH 670 (3 units) Introduction to Applied Anthropology
  • Milestone: Begin first semester with orientation
  • 3 units - See note below.

Semester 2, Spring

  • ANTH 672 (3 units) Theory in Applied Anthropology
  • ANTH 674 (3 units) Project Design & Management
  • Choose 1 course (3+ units) from: Elective or ANTH 682 Internship/Field Placement *See note below.
  • Milestone: Establish exam areas or submit thesis/project petition by end of semester.
  • ANTH 672 (3 units) Theory in Applied Anthropology
  • 3 units - See note below.

Semester 3, Fall

  • ANTH 676 (3 units) Anthropological Engagement
  • Electives (3+ units)
  • Choose 1 course (3+ units) from: Elective or ANTH 682 Internship/Field Placement. *See note below.
  • Milestone: Advance to candidacy.
  • ANTH 671 (3 unts) Methods in Applied Anthropology
  • 3 units - See note below.

Semester 4, Spring

  • Thesis/Project track: ANTH 690 (6 units) Thesis/Project, or
  • Exam track:
    • ANTH 691 (3 units) Comprehensive Exam, and
    • Choose remaining course (3+ units) from: Elective or ANTH 682 Internship/Field Placement *See note below.
  • ANTH 674 (3 units) Project Design & Management
  • Milestone: Establish exam areas or submit thesis/project petition by end of semester.
  • 3 units - See note below.

Semester 5, Fall

  • ANTH 676 (3 units) Anthropological Engagement
  • 3 units - See note below.
  • Milestone: Advance to candidacy.

Semester 6, Fall

  • Thesis track: ANTH 690 (6 units) Thesis/Project, or
  • Exam track: ANTH 691 (3 units) Comprehensive Exam + see note below.

 

Note: Take ANTH 682 once, and electives for other units. Take a total of 12+ units of electives if on exam track, and 9+ units of electives if on thesis/project track.
  • Note: In addition to courses listed above, while in the program take ANTH 682 Internship/Field Placement and electives (12 units if on exam track, 9 units if on thesis track). It is recommended that you distribute these evenly - which means adding one (3+ unit) course per semester for most semesters.


Final Semester Milestones (all timelines)

  • Keep close track of Humboldt Graduate Studies deadlines and requirements, such as final deadlines for submitting your Advancement to Candidacy & Graduation forms, any variations/waivers, your final thesis, and registration for graduation.
  • If on exam track: Complete annotatd bibliographies and take exam.
  • If on thesis/project track: Complete thesis or have progress approved by thesis committee. Submit well-organized thesis chapters (at least introduction, background, methods, and some results) to advisor/chair starting at the beginning of the semester if you have not done so already – your advisor will return your chapters within a 3-week turnaround with comments and requested changes. Plan for multiple rounds of edits before submitting final (advisor-approved) thesis to entire committee at least 3 weeks prior to your scheduled defense (see below). Plan for at least one final round of approval after comments from your entire committee prior to submitting the final version to Graduate Studies. See additional details on the Thesis page
  • Schedule a 1.5 hour in-person/Skype oral defense of thesis before final thesis submission to Graduate Studies. Start by contacting your committee with options for times (do this several weeks in advance). See additional details in the Thesis page
  • If thesis completion is not expected this semester, students are advised to sign up for fewer than 6 thesis units, and distribute the remaining units over (typically no more than 2) subsequent semesters to maintain continuous enrollment of at least one unit per semester. Many students find that adding one additional semester to the standard timelines is beneficial. If students complete all 6 thesis units before the thesis is completed, students shall enroll in one unit (x693) per semester to maintain Graduate Continuous Enrollment.

Contact Us

Marissa Ramsier, Ph.D.
Anthropology Graduate Coordinator
Email: mas70 (at) humboldt.edu

Mary Scoggin, Ph.D.
Anthropology Department Chair
Email: ms34 (at) humboldt.edu 

Graduate Admissions
Phone: 707.826.6250
Email: apply (at) humboldt.edu

Humboldt Graduate Studies
Phone: 707.826.3949
Email: tef21 (at) humboldt.edu