Admissions Requirements

Information for Applicants

Applicants are encouraged to apply for the PhD program, as there are relatively small numbers of students accepted into the MA-only program (primarily in the subdiscipline of Archaeology). Admission to the program in Anthropology requires a bachelor’s degree with a 3.0 minimum GPA in any area from an accredited college or university. New students are accepted for the fall quarter only. Each student is admitted to either the Evolutionary Wing or the Sociocultural Wing. The Evolutionary Wing provides instruction in the subdisciplines of archaeology, human behavioral ecology, molecular anthropology, paleoanthropology and primatology (subsequently termed concentrations); and the Sociocultural Wing in linguistic and sociocultural anthropology.

Applicants are required to submit the following with Graduate Studies online application:

  • three letters of recommendation
  • a resume/CV
  • a writing sample (e.g., class paper, thesis, published article of no more that 7 pages)
  • Graduate Record Examination scores
  • other application materials required by Graduate Studies, such as TOEFL or IELP scores if relevant

Official transcripts from each school attended are sent to the department. The priority application deadline is December 15.