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2022/2023 University Catalog 
    
2022/2023 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Anthropology, M.A.


(Major Code: 22021) (SIMS Code: 110901)

In addition to meeting the requirements for classified graduate standing and the basic requirements for the Master of Arts degree as described in Requirements for Master’s Degrees , no grade below a B (3.0) is acceptable for coursework on a student’s program of study (POS) and students must complete a graduate program of at least 30 units of graduate courses with a 3.0 GPA that include the required courses listed below. No more than three units of ANTH 798 , Special Study, and/or three units of ANTH 795 , Internship, may be used toward satisfaction of the degree. Courses required to remove undergraduate deficiencies and those used to fulfill the language or statistics requirements are in addition to the minimum 30 units required for the Master of Arts degree in anthropology.

Advancement to Candidacy


All students must satisfy the general requirements for advancement to candidacy as described in Requirements for Master’s Degrees  . In addition, the department requires that the student must:

  1. Complete all deficiency courses (needed only if admitted with conditional graduate standing);
  2. Complete at least 18 units of program study coursework;
  3. Complete the three required core courses;
  4. Maintain at least a 3.0 GPA in all other courses applied to the Master of Arts degree including any transfer credit;
  5. Inform the graduate adviser to submit a program of study (POS);
  6. Form a thesis committee;
  7. Complete a thesis proposal and have it approved by the student’s committee. Submit a thesis approval form (available on the department website at http://anthropology.sdsu.edu) to the graduate adviser;
  8. Obtain human and/or animal subjects approval (if applicable);
  9. Submit a signed Appointment to Thesis Committee form to the graduate program adviser.

No More Than Three Units of


May be used toward satisfaction of the degree.

Note


As a requirement for the Master of Arts degree, all graduate students must present their thesis research as an oral examination with all committee members present. Only Plan A, requiring the thesis, is permitted for the Master of Arts degree in anthropology.