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Deadline

The deadline for all anthropology graduate program applications is January 31. Applications must be received prior to January 31 for admission the subsequent fall semester.

The earlier the application is received, the more likely it is that financial aid can be awarded.

Apply to our graduate programs through the Graduate School’s website.

MA Program Admission Requirements

A bachelor’s degree in anthropology is not required for admission to the master’s degree program, but students entering without sufficient background will be required to complete preparatory class work prior to taking graduate courses.

All applicants must meet the general guidelines for admission to the Graduate School. These include a grade point average of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 point scale for the last 60 semester hours in a degree program, and a combined verbal and quantitative score of at least 300 on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE).

Additionally, a score of four (4) or greater on the Analytical Writing component of the test is required.

Applications consist of the following four components:

  1. A completed application form with statement of purpose
  2. Official transcripts for all undergraduate/graduate work
  3. GRE scores
  4. Three (3) letters of recommendation from individuals (typically professors) who are in a position to evaluate the applicant’s academic potential

Students may submit additional supporting materials (e.g., a curriculum vita, writing sample) if they wish.

PhD Program Admission Requirements

The PhD program requires that a student have completed a master’s degree in anthropology or a closely related discipline before pursuing PhD course work. Completion of the MA requirements in our program does not automatically guarantee acceptance into our Ph.D. program.

All applicants must meet the general guidelines for admission to the Graduate School. These include a grade point average of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 point scale for the MA degree, and a combined verbal and quantitative score of at least 300 on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE).

Additionally, a score of four (4) or greater on the Analytical Writing component of the test is required.