Applications are now open for the program beginning Summer 2014! Please follow the steps below, and be sure to submit all materials by February 1, 2014.
Application to the Master of Arts in Applied Anthropology is a three-step process.
Step 1: Confirm eligibility to apply
Confirm eligibility for HSU Graduate Admissions as described in the HSU online catalog.
In addition to the requirements of HSU Graduate Admissions, the following prerequisites have been set for eligibility to apply to the MA in Applied Anthropology program:
- BA or BS in Anthropology, Archaeology, or related field. Must be completed prior to beginning program.
- GPA: Minimum 3.0 in undergraduate major and last 60 attempted units of bachelor’s degree. The Anthropology Department may make exceptions to this requirement on a case-by-case basis; students with a GPA below 3.0 may still apply to the program.
- GRE scores are not required, but applicants may submit them as demonstration of academic ability if they desire.
- Previous undergraduate field/research/applied experience in area of concentration preferred but not required.
Step 2: Apply for Graduate Admissions to Humboldt State University
During this process, you will be asked to do the following (as detailed on the HSU Graduate Studies website):
- Complete the California State University Graduate Application online at CSUMentor. Note the following:
- On the CSUMentor Graduate Application main page, IGNORE THE BOX AT THE TOP THAT SAYS “Application submission period beginning… February 1 for Summer”. This is NOT CORRECT for our program. Applications for our program beginning Summer 2014 are open now, and they CLOSE on February 1. To begin your application, click on the box that says “CLICK THIS BOX IF YOU ARE APPLYING FOR: …FALL 2014, SUMMER 2014…”
- A $55.00 application fee is required at time of application.
- Letters of recommendation will be handled electronically through CSUMentor. You will need to provide contact information for three persons who can evaluate your ability and potential for graduate education (at least two should be from faculty at the institution where BA/BS was received).
- In addition to completing the online application through CSUMentor, please provide one official transcript from any college or university you have ever attended. Request your transcripts early so that we receive them by the application deadline. Official transcripts must be in their original sealed envelope and mailed to:
Humboldt State University
Office of Graduate Admissions
1 Harpst Street
Arcata, CA 95521
Step 3: Apply to the Anthropology Department
In addition to applying to HSU through CSUMentor, please send the following materials directly to the Anthropology Department:
- Please email the following materials, in the specified order, together as a single PDF document to the Anthropology MA graduate program coordinator using this email address: email@example.com. It will be the responsibility of the candidate to confirm receipt of materials.
- Statement of Purpose (2 page maximum) discussing preparation and rationale for pursuing graduate study in anthropology, intended research area/focus during the MA program, and professional goals during and after completing the MA.
- Curriculum Vitae (make sure it indicates overall and major GPA)
- Writing Sample (8 pages minimum, 12 pages maximum). You writing sample should demonstrate your ability to think critically, write clearly, and appropriately utilize and reference scholarly work. It does not need to be in your intended research focus area, but it certainly can be.
- Scanned/electronic copies of transcripts for all college coursework (including HSU)
- If submitting GRE scores (optional), please use the ETS-GRE score sending service. The Anthropology Department address is:
Humboldt State University
Department of Anthropology
1 Harpst Street
- Applications for the program beginning Summer 2014 are now open. The application period will end February 1, 2014.
- Make sure all application materials are submitted online CSU Mentor (step 2), postmarked to HSU (transcripts), and emailed to the Anthropology Department (step 3) by the deadline. Be sure your letter writers submitted their letters of recommendation by this date.
- Students are encouraged to contact the anthropology faculty to discuss their interests prior to applying to the program.
- Applications will be reviewed by the Anthropology faculty beginning February 15, 2013; letters of recommendation and other materials not received by this deadline may not be considered.
- Students may expect notification about their status by the end of February.
You can learn more about us at the Anthropology Department website.