Welcome to the Applied Anthropology MA program at HSU! This program focuses on building rewarding, relevant, competitive, marketable skills that will help you apply your passion. As such, this program is rigorous yet flexible, and the faculty and staff are dedicated to helping you succeed. Below you will find various resources to help guide you through the program. Keep an eye on this page, as information is regularly added and updated.
- If you have just been accepted into the program — congratulations! The first step is to confirm your acceptance with the Anthropology Department as well as Graduate Studies. If your application is missing items or pending final transcripts, they will need to be submitted.
- During the application process, you should have received information on how to log in to the HSU Student Center and other resources. If you did not receive this information, please contact Graduate Studies. Once you have log-in access, you can find the log in link at the top of the HSU homepage.
- If you have not done so already, be sure apply for financial aid if you are eligible and so desire. Applicant deadlines are well in advance of the Summer Institute — see Program Costs for more information.
- After confirming acceptance, it is time to start planning accommodations for the Summer Institute. The 2014 Summer Institute will be held from June 30 — August 1, 2014 (see schedule below). 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.
- After logging in to HSU, one of the resources (menu in top right) will be Moodle. Moodle is our online course delivery system where you can find discussion forums as well as course pages with syllabi, etc… Courses will be accessible a few weeks prior to the beginning of each term.
Summer Institute 2014: Class Schedule-At-a-Glance
- June 30 (Monday): Students check in with faculty between 9:00–12:00 in BSS 310. Class will be from 1:00–5:30pm.
- July 1 (Tuesday): 1:00–5:30pm
- July 3 (Thursday): 1:00–5:30pm
- July 5 (Saturday): 8:00am-6:00pm
- July 8 (Tuesday): 1:00–5:30pm
- July 9 (Wednesday): 1:00–5:30pm
- July 11 (Friday): 1:00–5:30pm
- July 12 (Saturday): 8:00am-6:00pm
- July 15 (Tuesday): 12:00–5:30pm
- July 16 (Wednesday): 12:00–5:30pm
- July 18 (Friday): 1:00–5:30pm
- July 19 (Saturday): 8:00am-6:00pm
- July 22 (Tuesday): 1:00–5:30pm
- July 23 (Wednesday): 1:00–5:30pm
- July 25 (Friday): 1:00–5:30pm
- July 26 (Saturday): 8:00am-6:00pm
- July 29 (Tuesday): 10:00am-5:30pm
- July 30 (Wednesday): 10:00am-5:30pm
- August 1 (Friday): 12:00–4:30pm; Farewell reception dinner 1:00–5:30pm
- Plan to be in class during the times listed above. Classes meet initially at BSS 310 unless otherwise indicated. There will be approximately 10 minutes of break time per hour of class time. On Saturdays, there will also be a 1-hour lunch break in the middle of the day.
- Expect at least 20 hours per week out-of-class student work (e.g., reading, research, writing, lab work). Some of this time will be structured group / individual work that requires a coordinated schedule with other students, whereas other work will be flexible in timing. There will be no required student-faculty meetings other than as shown in the above schedule, unless advanced notice is given.
- A more detailed schedule and course information will be provided prior to the beginning of the Summer Institute.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION FOR CURRENT STUDENTS
Housing + Dining
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.
In addition to seeking external funding, students are encouraged to contact the HSU Financial Aid office for information about available grants, loans, scholarships and work study.
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 2014 is part of the Fall 2013-Spring 2014 academic year.
To obtain financial aid for the program beginning Summer 2014, students will need to fill out BOTH the 2013–2014 FAFSA and the 2014–2015 FAFSA prior to the beginning of the program (see the FAFSA website for application details and deadlines)
Documents and Forms
- Anthropology Graduate Student Handbook (coming soon!)