Department Graduate Travel Funds
Master's Degree - Typically in Winter year 2
Requirements: Successful completion the six required graduate courses and six elective courses.
Form due to Anthropology staff at least one quarter prior to the desired conferral
quarter (i.e. submit in spring for a fall MA). You must be an enrolled student during
the degree conferral quarter. The degree marked should be M.A., and the Master's Plan
Option is Plan II (Comprehensive Exam). The Comprehensive Exam for PhD students are
satisfied by an acceptable second or third year paper for a graduate course.
General Petition Course Form
Credit for graduate courses taken before coming to UCI may be petitioned to count toward the required six "elective" seminars you must take with core or affiliated faculty. If you wish to seek credit for such courses, fill out the relevant parts of the General Petition Form, obtain signatures and submit it to the School Graduate Office. Please note you cannot substitute for the six sequence courses (Prosem and second year series).
Orals Examination - Typically in year 3
Advancement to Candidacy (ABD-All But Dissertation)
Note, you may only TA for 12 quarters before advancing to candidacy. Advancing to candidacy means that you have completed your coursework and orals. Contact Anthropology staff to schedule a room for your orals examination.
Committee Nomination form is due to Anthropology staff four weeks before the date you have set for your orals. Your outside committee member may not have an affiliation with the Anthropology Department. Please check the department website under the Affiliated Faculty tab - these faculty members are not allowed to serve as an outside committee member.
Print out, fill out the first page, and bring to your orals. Your committee members will sign at the end of your orals. Please be sure to have your chair sign on page 2 and 3. Write a * next to those members you plan to be on your dissertation committee or write a new name on page 2. Turn in this form to the Anthropology staff, who will assist with collecting signatures. When the form is ready, take the form to the cashier's office to pay the advancement fee and submit to Grad Division.
To advance to candidacy in a particular quarter, the last day you can do your orals and submit paperwork is Friday of Finals Week.
While in the field outside of California (please read FAQs for important information regarding fieldwork inside of California) you will be on In Absentia.
Language Requirement Form
Turn in to Anthropology Staff after completing the language requirements. Must be submitted prior to submitting your dissertation.
Dissertation Committee Change Form
Submit to Anthropology Staff if you request any changes in your dissertation committee.
Filing Fee Petition
Filing Fee status may be requested when in the final stages of finishing the dissertation. While on filing fee students are ineligible to receive UCI financial support, can not enroll in courses, or use any University facilities. Filing fee may be paid in lieu of registration for only one academic quarter, and the student applying for filing fee status must have been registered in the preceding academic quarter. International students must obtain approval from the International Center.
Childbirth Accommodation Leave
Women graduate students in good academic standing who hold a TA or GSR appointment, and who expect to give birth during the academic quarter for which continued funding is sought, will be excused from regular duties for a period of up to six weeks immediately surrounding childbirth, without loss of financial support. Your appointment must be appointed for a minimum 25% for the entire quarter, and paid leave may not extend beyond the end date of the appointment.