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  • of Nevada, Reno

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    GRADUATE STUDENT MANUAL Department of Anthropology

    For students in the M.A. and Ph.D. Programs in Anthropology

    Revised March 2018

    Disclaimer: The information contained in this handbook is meant to be used for guideline purposes only. The handbook is updated periodically but policy changes can and sometimes do abruptly occur. Thus, this guide may not reflect current University, Graduate School, or Department policy. Please verify all details with your adviser and/or the Graduate Program Director prior to making any important decisions!

    The Graduate School website1 is a useful reference for current policy.

    The section of the UNR General Catalog2 on graduate studies is also a very useful and detailed resource.

    1 https://www.unr.edu/grad 2 https://catalog.unr.edu/preview_entity.php?catoid=24&ent_oid=4155

    http://www.unr.edu/grad https://catalog.unr.edu/preview_entity.php?catoid=24&ent_oid=4155 https://catalog.unr.edu/preview_entity.php?catoid=24&ent_oid=4155 https://www.unr.edu/grad

  • TABLE OF CONTENTS

    TABLE OF CONTENTS .....................................................................................................................................................1

    INTRODUCTION .............................................................................................................................................................3

    Financial Assistance ..................................................................................................................................................3

    Health Insurance .......................................................................................................................................................4

    Major Adviser (Committee Chair) and Advisory Committee...................................................................................4

    Program of Study ......................................................................................................................................................5

    Annual Evaluation .....................................................................................................................................................6

    Continuous Enrollment .............................................................................................................................................6

    MASTER'S DEGREE PROGRAM.......................................................................................................................................7

    Student Learning Objectives (SLOs)..........................................................................................................................7

    M.A. Program Duration and Readmission Policy .....................................................................................................7

    M.A. Committee Composition ..................................................................................................................................8

    M.A. Coursework Requirements ..............................................................................................................................8

    Required Courses...................................................................................................................................................8

    Additional (Elective) Courses: ................................................................................................................................8

    Comprehensive Exam ...............................................................................................................................................9

    M.A. Thesis and Defense ..........................................................................................................................................9

    Thesis Defense Timeline .......................................................................................................................................9

    Progress With Good Standing.................................................................................................................................10

    M.A. PROGRAM QUICK REFERENCE SHEET ........................................................................................................10

    TIMELINE FOR COMPLETING THE M.A. ..............................................................................................................10

    Ph.D. DEGREE PROGRAM ............................................................................................................................................12

    Ph.D. Program Duration, Leaves and Readmission................................................................................................12

    Ph.D. Committee Composition ...............................................................................................................................12

    Ph.D. Coursework Requirements ...........................................................................................................................12

    University of Nevada, Reno, Deparment of Anthropology Page 1 of 26

  • Residence ................................................................................................................................................................13

    Language(s) and/or Research Tool .........................................................................................................................13

    Written Qualifying and Oral Comprehensive Examinations..................................................................................13

    Ph.D. Prospectus .....................................................................................................................................................14

    Advancement to Candidacy ....................................................................................................................................14

    Dissertation and Defense........................................................................................................................................15

    Dissertation Defense Timeline ...........................................................................................................................15

    Progress With Good Standing.................................................................................................................................16

    Ph.D. PROGRAM QUICK REFERENCE SHEET .......................................................................................................16

    TIMELINE FOR COMPLETING THE Ph.D...............................................................................................................16

    GENERAL POLICIES.......................................................................................................................................................17

    Student-Faculty Interaction ....................................................................................................................................17

    Ethics in Research ...................................................................................................................................................18

    Academic integrity and student misconduct .........................................................................................................19

    Graduate program policy and procedure for Student Dismissal ...........................................................................20

    Dismissal for Failure to Maintain Required Grades or Required Grade Point Average (GPA).............................20

    Dismissal for Failure of MA Comprehensive Examination/Ph.D. Qualifying Examination & Oral Defense .........20

    Dismissal for lack of professionalism or unethical condcuct ...............................................................................20

    Dismissal Procedures ...........................................................................................................................................21

    Grievance Procedures .............................................................................................................................................22

    Graduate Student Office Space ..............................................................................................................................22

    Forms.......................................................................................................................................................................22

    Graduate Student Culture, Citizenship and Advice................................................................................................23

    Graduate Student Association (GSA) ...................................................................................................................24

    Contact Information................................................................................................................................................24

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  • INTRODUCTION

    This guide provides graduate students of the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR) with information on the structure of t