MA Applied Anthropology Timelines

For students beginning after Fall 2020:

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

 

Full-Time Timeline

Part-Time Timeline

Semester 1, Fall

  • ANTH 670 (4 units) Introduction to Applied Anthropology
  • ANTH 671 (4 units) Methods in Applied Anthropology
  • Electives (2+ units)
  • Milestones: Begin first semester with the on campus orientation (approximately 7-10 days on campus)
  • ANTH 670 (4 units) Introduction to Applied Anthropology
  • Electives (2+ units)
  • Milestones: Begin first semester with the on campus orientation (approximately 7-10 days on campus)

Semester 2, Spring

  • ANTH 672 (4 units) Theory in Applied Anthropology
  • ANTH 674 (4 units) Research Project Design
  • Electives (2+ units)
  • Milestones: Establish exam areas (Comprehensive Exam Track) or submit thesis petition after completing ANTH 674 with A- or better (Thesis/Project Track); Advance to candidacy.
  • ANTH 672 (4 units) Theory in Applied Anthropology
  • Electives (2+ units)

Semester 3, Fall

  • ANTH 682 (3 units) Internship / Field Placement
  • Electives (6+ units)
  • Milestones: Begin internship; complete initial research for exam, thesis or project as approved by advisor.
  • ANTH 671 (4 unts) Methods in Applied Anthropology
  • Electives (2+ units)

Semester 4, Spring

  • ANTH 690 (6 units) Thesis/Project, or
  • ANTH 691 (3 units) Comprehensive Exam + ANTH 676 (3 units) Literature Research & Review
  • Milestones: Take comprehensive exam or submit and defend thesis/project, and complete internship, or progress toward these goals as approved by advisor.
  • ANTH 674 (4 units) Research Project Design
  • ANTH 682 (2 of 3 units) Internship Field/Placement
  • Milestones: Establish exam areas (Comprehensive Exam Track) or submit thesis petition after completing ANTH 674 (Thesis/Project Track); Begin internship; Advance to candidacy

Semester 5, Fall

  • ANTH 682 (1 of 3 units) Internship Field/Placement
  • Electives (3-4 units)
  • Milestones: Complete initial research for exam, thesis or project as approved by advisor.

Semester 6, Fall

  • ANTH 690 (6 units) Thesis/Project, or
  • ANTH 691 (3 units) Comprehensive Exam + ANTH 676 (3 units) Literature Research & Review
  • Milestones: Take comprehensive exam or submit and defend thesis/project, and complete internship, or progress toward these goals as approved by advisor.

For students that began the program prior to Fall 2021

Full-time, 3-semester timeline

Part-time, 6-semester timeline

Summer Institute (5 units. Online & On Campus before 1st Fall)

  • ANTH 670 Introduction to  Applied Anthropology (2 units)
  • ANTH 671 Methods in Applied Anthropology (3 units)
  • Milestones: Pass Preliminary Exams at the end of the Summer Institute. Decide whether to continue on the full-time or part-time track.
  • The Summer Institute typically begins with preparatory materials available online during July, followed by approximately 10 days on campus at the end of July to early August. Please see Class Schedule for more details.

Summer Institute (5 units. Online & On Campus before 1st Fall)

  • ANTH 670 Introduction to  Applied Anthropology (2 units)
  • ANTH 671 Methods in Applied Anthropology (3 units)
  • Milestones: Pass Preliminary Exams at the end of the Summer Institute. Decide whether to continue on the full-time or part-time track.
  • The Summer Institute typically begins with preparatory materials available online during July, followed by approximately 10 days on campus at the end of July to early August. Please see Class Schedule for more details.

Full-time Semester 1, Fall (10+ units, online)

  • ANTH 672 Theory in Applied Anthropology (3 units)
  • ANTH 673 Anthropology Careers & Management Strategy (3 units)
  • ANTH 678 Pro Seminar (1 unit)
  • Electives (3+ units)
  • Milestones: Establish thesis chair (your advisor) and preliminary thesis plan. Make plans to complete IRB/IACUC approval (if applicable) before filing Advancement to Candidacy next semester.

Part-time Semester 1, Fall (4 units, online)

  • ANTH 673 Anthropology Careers & Management Strategy (3 units)
  • ANTH 678 Pro Seminar (1 unit)

Full-time Semester 2, Spring (10+ units, online)

  • ANTH 674 Research Project Design (3 units)
  • ANTH 675/682 Anthropology Internship / Field Placement* (3 units)
  • ANTH 678 Pro Seminar (1 unit)
  • Elective (3+ units)
  • Milestones: Begin internship, form thesis committee (confer with advisor, then contact individuals), gain advisor approval of thesis topic, file IRB/IACUC, file Advancement to Candidacy (this is where you indicate committee) (due early Feb if walking in the May ceremony). Plan to complete thesis research (after IRB/IACUC approval).

Part-time Semester 2, Spring (6+ units, online):

  • ANTH 675/682 Anthropology Internship / Field Placement* (3 units)
  • Elective (3+ units)
  • Milestones: Begin internship.
  • *Note: Once enrolled, Anth 675/682 does not need to be completed until the semester of graduation.

Full-time Semester 3, Fall (10+ units, online)

  • ANTH 678 Pro Seminar (1 unit)
  • ANTH 690 Thesis (6 units – sign up for fewer if thesis completion is not expected)
  • Elective (3+ units)
  • Milestones:  See Final Semester Milestones below.

Part-time Semester 3, Fall (6+ units, online)

  • ANTH 672 Theory in Applied Anthropology (3 units)
  • Elective (3-4 units)
  • Milestones: Establish thesis chair and preliminary thesis plan. Make plans to complete IRB/IACUC (if applicable) before filing for Advancement to Candidacy next semester.
 

Part-time Semester 4, Spring (4 units, online)

  • ANTH 674 Research Project Design (3 units)
  • ANTH 678 Pro Seminar (1 unit)
  • Milestones: Form thesis committee (confer with advisor, then contact individuals), advisor approval of thesis topic, file IRB/IACUC, file Advancement to Candidacy (this is where you indicate committee). Plan to complete thesis research (after IRB/IACUC approval).
 

Part-time Semester 5, Fall (4+ units, online)

  • ANTH 678 Pro Seminar (1 unit)
  • Elective (3+ units)
  • Milestones: Thesis progress approved by thesis committee.
 

Part-time Semester 6, Spring (6 units, online)

  • ANTH 690 Thesis (6 units – sign up for fewer if thesis completion is not expected)
  • Milestones: See Final Semester Milestones below.

Final Semester Milestones (all timelines)

  • Keep close track of HSU 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.
  • 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.

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Email: ms34 (at) humboldt.edu 

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