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Program Costs ← Master of Arts in Applied Anthropology

Program Costs

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Program tuition is competitively priced at $375 per unit, which breaks down as follows:

Summer Institute: $1875, plus either:

  • Full-time: $3750 per semester for 3 semesters, or
  • Part-time: $1500-$2200 per semester for 6 semesters

Program tuition is the same for California and out-of-state students (out-of-state fees are not higher). Students will also be responsible for typical program-related costs such as books, travel + housing for the Summer Institute, research-related costs, and computing/internet needs.

If desired, students may apply to HSU Housing + Dining services to explore on and off-campus housing options during the Summer Institute and any other time that they decide to reside on campus.

Financial Aid

Stu­dents are encour­aged to con­tact the HSU Financial Aid office for infor­ma­tion about avail­able grants, loans, schol­ar­ships and work study. Graduate students are advised to directly contact the graduate student financial aid liaison, Laura Weare (826-5367,

Graduate Studies also maintains a list of fellowships and scholarships available to graduate students.

Please note that the MA pro­gram begins in the sum­mer of each year rather than the fall. Financial aid for sum­mer is tied to the pre­ced­ing aca­d­e­mic year; for exam­ple, Summer 2015 is part of the Fall 2014-Spring 2015 aca­d­e­mic year. To obtain financial aid for Summer 2015, fill out the 2014-2015 FAFSA before June 30, 2015. To obtain financial aid for Fall 2015-Summer 2016, fill out the 2015-2016 FAFSA (see the FAFSA website for application details and deadlines).

Note: Financial aid eligibility is reassessed when student status changes from undergraduate to graduate student. Students that utilize all of their undergraduate eligibility during the academic year that they start the program may have additional eligibility as MA students for the 5-unit Summer Institute. Graduate students are eligible for financial aid if they are enrolled in at least 5-units (versus at least 6 units for undergraduates).  Please contact the HSU Financial Aid office for infor­ma­tion.

Students will also receive sup­port and guid­ance for seek­ing exter­nal fund­ing for research as an inte­gral part of the program.