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MA Part-time 6-Semester Timeline ← Department of Anthropology

MA Part-time 6-Semester Timeline

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The full-time, 6-semester timeline is appropriate for those that are able to dedicate at least 15-20 hours per week to completing assignments and program requirements. With approval, students can shorten this timeline by completing thesis units during the 5th semester, and one or more electives during an earlier semester/summer.

Summer Institute (5 units. 5 weeks at HSU 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 begins with preparatory assignments typically completed during June, followed by the on-campus portion of the program typically beginning July. Please see Class Schedule for more details.

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

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

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

  • ANTH 675/682 Anthropology Internship / Field Placement (3 units)
  • Elective (3+ units)
  • Milestones: Complete internship.
  • Note: Anth 675  can also be completed during the Summer following this semester.

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, approval of thesis topic, file IRB/IACUC, file Advancement to Candidacy. Students will generally begin thesis research during the summer or fall directly following this course (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*)
  • Milestones: Thesis completed or progress approved by thesis committee. In-person/Skype oral defense of thesis before final thesis submission (extension to a later semester will be granted if the thesis is not expected to be completed).
  • *Note: 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 (no more than 2) subsequent semesters to maintain continuous enrollment of at least one unit per semester. Many students find that completing the thesis in the Spring (adding one more semester) 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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