How to Apply

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Application Deadlines

Spring semester *

  • October 15 - For program and assistantship applications

Fall semester *

  • February 15 - For program and assistantship applications


* If the above dates fall on a weekend, the deadline is the next weekday.
** Applicants for assistantships must have submitted a complete application, including letters of recommendation and transcripts to the Graduate School by the assistantship application deadline (October 15th or February 15th, depending on the application cycle).


Application Requirements

University requirements for admission to graduate studies include a minimum undergraduate grade-point average in the last two years of undergraduate academic work of 2.75 on a 4.00 scale and a 3.0 on all graduate work. A student applying for graduate admission to the Anthropology program will be evaluated on the basis of evidence which might indicate success in graduate study, including all transcripts of previous post-secondary academic work, the quality and strength of letters of recommendation, and the student’s statement of purpose for seeking entry into graduate school.

Required documents:

  • Application fee
  • Statement of purpose
    • The statement of purpose, or personal statement, should not exceed one single-spaced page, in a traditional font (11 or 12 point) with standard margins. The statement of purpose should introduce you, the applicant, as well as your academic and professional interests. It should also address your aims and expectations for a graduate degree, what you seek to accomplish with your graduate degree, and how you will add value to the graduate program.
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Official transcript showing BA/BS degree or progress toward the degree.
  • Official transcript showing any work after BA/BS degree