The Anthropology program offered by the California State University Sacramento provides general graduate-level training in four interrelated fields: sociocultural anthropology, archaeology, biological anthropology, and linguistic anthropology. Beyond this foundation, each student designs a plan of coursework specific to their post-graduate goals in one of the four subfields. Students are then expected to demonstrate mastery of their subfield by preparing a thesis of original scholarly research.
Following admission to classified standing, each student is assigned a temporary advisor to determine the scope of his/her interests and academic background and to establish the plan for elective coursework. After the graduate interview, the student forms a Thesis Committee composed of a graduate advisor and at least one additional member of the Anthropology faculty. The responsibility of the Thesis Committee is to provide general academic advice and to guide the student in conducting research, preparation for the preliminary exam, developing the thesis proposal, and writing the thesis.
Students may develop their special interests through individual arrangements with their faculty advisors, or they may take advantage of opportunities for special training in such areas of Applied Anthropology as cultural resource management, museology, Anthropology in education, and medical Anthropology through participation in ongoing informal programs which may include special field work or intern placement with local agencies. Prospective students should visit the department website or contact the Graduate Coordinator for updated information on special opportunities.
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- Biological Anthropology Seminar
- Language and Culture
- General Methods in Anthropology
- 12 months
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DisciplinesAnthropology View 182 other Masters in Anthropology in United States
- a baccalaureate degree
- an online application for admission via CalState Apply
- two sets of official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended
- a completed Supplemental Application Form
- a statement of intent describing academic background and present interests
- two signed letters of recommendation on official letterhead from individuals who can assess the applicant’s potential for graduate study
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