Admissions Requirements

Requirements for Admission to the Doctoral Degree Program in Anthropology

Admission to the doctoral degree 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.

The Department of Anthropology requires applicants to submit the following with the on-line 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 application deadline is December 15.