Students who have taken some anthropology courses during their undergraduate education are welcome to apply to the anthropology PhD program. Applicants may visit the department during the fall term only. (Spring visits are not possible.)

The application deadline is January 15, 2020.

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

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)

The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is required, as well as the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or IELTS for international students. There is no hard cut off for GRE or TOEFL test scores. Evaluation of test scores will be made in conjunction with the application as a whole.

School Code: 5332 (GRE and TOEFL)

Department Code: 1701 (GRE); 81 (TOEFL)

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.