Concerning the Covid-19 Pandemic: The Department of Anthropology plans to hold graduate admissions for the 2020-2021 academic year. In light of the hardships brought on by the Covid-19 pandemic, the Department has suspended the GRE requirement for the 2021-2022 application cycle. All other materials, listed below, should be submitted as part of the application.

The application deadline is January 15, 2021.

For inquiries on graduate admissions, please contact the Director of Graduate Studies:  To apply, visit the Graduate Application.

Application materials include:

  • Completed application
  • Résumé
  • Statement of purpose – the statement of purpose should be up to two-pages single spaced statement of your research interests and their relation to departmental research interests.
  • Personal statement (optional) – this is an optional statement that can relate personal experiences that may help the department faculty contextualize the applicant’s desire to pursue graduate education in anthropology.
  • Application fee
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Writing sample – the writing sample should be 25-30 double-spaced pages and should give the Department faculty an ability to assess the applicant’s writing and thinking.
  • Transcript(s)

All application documents must be provided in English (either the original or translations of the original documents). If you are unable to secure translations in English, we recommend that you contact World Education Services.