For inquiries on graduate admissions, please contact the Director of Graduate Studies: Clara Han. 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: $75.00
  • 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)
  • We do not require the GRE for application to the anthropology graduate program. 
  • Deadline: January 15, 2024

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.

Relocation Grants

We recognize that it can be financially burdensome to relocate to a new city to attend a Ph.D. program. Students who are accepted to Ph.D. programs at JHU can apply to receive a $1500 need-based grant to offset the costs of relocating to JHU.

These grants provide funding to a portion of incoming students who, without this money, may otherwise not be able to afford to relocate to JHU for their Ph.D. program.

This is not a merit-based grant. Applications will be evaluated solely based on financial need.

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