Dear graduate students,

As a reminder, there is a handy semester-by-semester checklist for you to follow in the PDF version of the graduate handbook to make sure you are staying on track. Here are some deadlines for this semester, broken down by how many semesters you have been in the program:


1st Semester students: take classes! Complete CITI Responsible Conduct of Research course/test ( And meet with faculty members to discuss research interest/ potential MA thesis/ capstone topics.


2nd Semester students: Choose thesis or capstone track


3rd Semester students:


4th Semester students:


All deadlines can be found here:


And semester calendars can be found here:



Steven P. Black

Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies/ Department of Anthropology / Georgia State University

National Geographic Explorer (2021-2022)

Co-Editor / Society for Linguistic Anthropology Column / Anthropology News

Senior Editor / Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Anthropology

The Global Health Discourse Project / GSU Anthropology / Book: Speech and Song at the Margins of Global Health

*Graduate student forms can be found HERE*