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Graduate Catalog 2017/2018


Applied Anthropology (APA)
with a Concentration in Heritage Studies (HGS)

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Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
CIP Code: 45.0201
College of Arts and Sciences (AS)
Total Minimum Program Hours Required (Post Bachelor's Degree): 95
Total Minimum Program Hours Required (Post Masters Degree): 46

Contact Information:
College of Arts and Sciences
Anthropology Department (ANT)
4202 E. Fowler Avenue SOC107
Tampa FL  33620

Program Director or Coordinator:
Heide Castaneda
Phone: 813-974-2138
Email: hcastaneda@usf.edu

Website: http://anthropology.usf.edu/graduate/


Faculty Search: Arts and Sciences Faculty List


Major Information

The Ph.D. in Applied Anthropology, initiated in 1984, was the first doctoral major of its kind and has to date awarded more than 140 degrees.The major is designed to prepare students to conduct research, teach, and practice in both academic and nonacademic settings. Students participate in either a structured research internship or independent field research for two consecutive semesters. Students must choose one of four tracks, which guide curriculum and required courses: Archaeology, Biological Anthropology, Cultural Anthropology, or Medical Anthropology. In addition, students can select elective courses to fulfill an optional concentration in Archaeological and Forensic Sciences, Biocultural Medical Anthropology, Cultural Resource Management, or Heritage Studies.

For information regarding the Concurrent Degree Ph.D./MPH with the College of Public Health, see the separate listing under Applied Anthropology and Public Health.

Major Research Areas:
Human biology; biocultural medical anthropology; nutrition/diet; growth and development; population genetics; forensic anthropology and human rights; neuroanthropology; stress; immune function; maternal and child health; reproductive health; HIV/AIDS; disasters; water and sanitation; migrant health; health policy; sociocultural and historical anthropology; transnational migration; labor; neoliberal globalization; citizenship; media and visual anthropology; environmental anthropology; urban anthropology; pedagogy and educational anthropology; heritage and memory studies; Florida archaeology; Eastern U.S. prehistory; Mesoamerican archaeology; Mediterranean prehistory; archaeological science; bioarcheaology; cultural resource management; public archeology.

Accreditation Information:

Accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of College and Schools.

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Admissions Information

Admission Deadlines

Major Priority Deadline

Fall: December 15
Spring: ---
Summer: ---

Graduate Admission Application Deadlines

MASTER'S AND
EDUCATION SPECIALIST DEGREES

Admission for
Fall Semester

Admission for
Spring Semester

Admission for
Summer Semester

  • Applications received by the Priority Deadline will receive maximum consideration. 
  • Applications received after the Priority deadline, but by the Final University Deadline, are considered on a space available basis. 
  • Applications must be complete with all required information by the stated deadline.  Any application materials received after the deadline may be reviewed on a space-available basis.

Check with the Graduate Major Director for availability or to discuss options for admission in a subsequent term. 

Priority Deadline
(for funding and consideration)

Refer to Specific Major

Refer to Specific Major

Refer to Specific Major

Final University Deadline
Domestic
Applicants

June 1

October 15

February 15

Final University Deadline
International
Applicants

June 1

September 15

February 15

DOCTORATE DEGREES

Admission for
Fall Semester

Admission for
Spring Semester

Admission for
Summer Semester

  • Applications received by the Priority Deadline will receive maximum consideration. 
  • Applications received after the Priority deadline, but by the Final University Deadline, are considered on a space available basis. 
  • Applications must be complete with all required information by the stated deadline.  Any application materials received after the deadline may be reviewed on a space-available basis.

Check with the Graduate Major Director for availability or to discuss options for admission in a subsequent term. 

Priority Deadline
(for funding and consideration)

Refer to Specific Major

Refer to Specific Major

Refer to Specific Major

Final University Deadline
Domestic
Applicants

February 15

October 15

February 15

Final University Deadline
International
Applicants

February 15

September 15

February 15


Admission Requirements

You must comply with general University policies and meet general University Admission requirements in addition to those listed below.

Must meet University requirements (see Graduate Admissions) as well as requirements for admission to the major, listed below.

  • GRE required
  • Concurrent Degree applicants (Anthropology/Public Health) must also meet GRE requirements for the MPH
  • a statement of purpose
  • a signed Research Ethics statement
  • at least three letters of recommendation
  • a resume or curriculum vitae
  • graduate assistant application form (optional)
  • writing sample (optional)

Admissions Status: Apply

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Major Requirements

Total required hours: 46 hours beyond the M.A.
     Core Requirements3 hours
     Track24 hours
     Electives6 hours minimum
     External Curriculum Requirement6 hours minimum
     Internship4 hours
     Dissertation6 hours
     Concentration Optional 9-12 hours
 
CORE REQUIREMENTS
ANG6705Foundations of Applied Anthropology3
Must receive a grade of “B” or better. Ph.D. students with a recent (within the past five years) M.A. in Anthropology are not required to take Foundations of Applied Anthropology, although they may do so if their advisor recommends it.
 
Students select one of the following tracks:
 
Archaeology Track: 24 hours
ANG 6198Archaeological Methods3
ANG 6110Archaeological Theory and Current Issues3
ANG 6197Public Archaeology and 3
ANG 7487Advanced Quantitative Research Methods and 3
ANG 6115Seminar in Archaeology: Advanced Archaeologoical Theory3
 
Biological Anthropology Track24 hours
ANG 7487 Quantitative Research Methods3
ANG 6701 Contemporary Applied Anthropology3
ANG 6511 Human Variation3
ANG 6585 Theory and Methods in Applied Bioanthropology3
ANG 6766 Research Methods in Applied Anthropology3
 
Cultural Anthropology Track 24 hours
ANG 6494Anthropological Theory Today 3
ANG 6701Contemporary Applied Anthropology3
ANG 6766Research Methods in Applied Anthropology3
ANG 7704Legal and Ethical Aspects of Applied Anthropology3
ANG 7487 Quantitative Research Methods3
 
Medical Anthropology Track24 hours
ANG 6494 Anthropological Theory Today 3
ANG 6701 Contemporary Applied Anthropology3
ANG 6766 Research Methods in Applied Anthropology3
ANG 7704 Legal and Ethical Aspects of Applied Anthropology3
ANG 7487 Quantitative Research Methods3
ANG 6469 Theory and Methods in Medical Anthropology3
 
CONCENTRATION REQUIREMENTS (Optional, not required)
Students may select one of the following concentrations:
 
Concentration in Heritage Studies 9 hours
Required
ANG 6437Selected Topics in Applied Anthpology: Issues in Heritage Studies3
Two electives from among the following options:
ANG 5395Visual Anthropology3
ANG 6081Museum Methods4
ANG 6197Public Archaeology3
ANG 6436Issues in Heritage Tourism3
ANG 6448Regional Problems in Urban Anthropology 3
(topics include 'Ethnohistory,' 'Museums in Culture,' 'Ethnicity and Public Policy,' 'Heritage Research and Management,' 'Culture and Environmental Resources,')
ANG 6676Seminar in Anthropological Linguistics 3
(when the topic is 'Language and Culture' or 'Language and Racism')
ANG 7487Quantitative Research Methods3
 
Electives6 hours minimum
Three elective graduate level Anthropology courses. Two elective graduate level Anthropology courses for students in the medical anthropology track.
 
External Curriculum Requirement6 hours minimum
The external curriculum requirement is designed to promote interdisciplinary perspectives. Students are expected to enroll in a minimum of two (2) or a maximum of three (3) graduate level courses in departments other than Anthropology, selected on the basis of professional interests and in consultation with the major advisor (if the student takes only two external courses, he/she must take an additional anthropology elective) . Students who enter the Ph.D. program with post-baccalaureate degrees in disciplines other than Anthropology may be able to use that expertise to satisfy the requirement, after consultation with the major advisor and approval of the Graduate Director. In these cases, the remaining credit hours will be fulfilled through additional coursework in Anthropology.
 
Language Requirement
All Ph.D. students are required to demonstrate proficiency in a foreign language, the specifics to be determined by the student and the supervisory committee, taking into account the nature of the student's research. Minimal proficiency is demonstrated by the ability to satisfactorily translate a selection of the scholarly literature in the foreign language, with the occasional aid of a dictionary. The supervisory committee may require additional levels of proficiency depending on the nature of individual student research. The language requirement must be satisfied no later than the date of the dissertation defense.
 
Internship and Qualifying examination 4 hours minimum
Qualifying examination covering area of specialization within applied anthropology and external specialization. Two-semester internship or dissertation research ANG 7940 (Doctoral Internship in Applied Anthropology, minimum of 4 credit hours).
 

Paul D. Coverdell Fellows Program in Applied Anthropology for Returning Peace Corps Volunteers
Students in the Coverdell Program are required to complete internships related to the program of study in underserved American Communities.

For more information on the Fellows Program: https://www.peacecorps.gov/volunteer/university-programs/coverdell-fellows/

 
Dissertation 6 credits minimum
ANG 7980 Doctoral Dissertation.
Dissertation, based on research or internship


College Degree Requirements

Refer to the College Section of theGraduate Catalog for College requirements and information.

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Financial Assistance


Financial Aid

Fellowships & Scholarships

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Registration Process

First, contact your graduate advisor for guidance courses to register for. Obtain any electronic course permit if necessary. Register for the new student orientation online at http://www.grad.usf.edu/orientation.php. Then go to http://oasis.usf.edu/ the link to OASIS, USF's on-line registration system to register for your classes. Follow the directions given on-line.

To access online course materials, students must have a USF NetID (e-mail account). Please visit: https://netid.usf.edu/una/ to obtain your NetID.

New students, including those studying online, may obtain a USFCard. Please visit: http://www.usf.edu/it/class-prep/usf-card.aspx to obtain your USFCard.

Tuition and fees: Fees are determined by the level of the course. Please visit Cash Accounting, Controller's Office, for information on tuition and fees.

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Graduate Course Information

Use the list below to lookup graduate courses related to this program in the USF Course Inventory:

ANG6705, ANG6490, ANG6701, ANG7704, ANG6766, ANG7487, ANG6198, ANG6110, ANG7487, ANG6197, ANG6115, ANG7487, ANG6701, ANG6766, ANG6511, ANG6588, ANG6469, ANG6511, ANG7708, ANG5395, ANG6081, ANG6197, ANG6436, ANG6495, ANG6448, ANG6676, ANG7487, ANG7980,