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Anthropology, Master of Arts

Admission Criteria

Fall deadline: January 10
Spring deadline: October 15

  • Minimum GPA: 3.25 in last 60 hours and in all anthropology courses
  • Some of these requirements may be waived in exceptional cases.
  • Acceptance into the graduate program in anthropology is not limited to students with undergraduate degrees in anthropology.

Minimum GRE scores

Test Type Verbal+Quantitative Analytical

Minimum English Proficiency Requirements

Test Type Total Score Reading Listening Speaking Writing
TOEFL Internet-based8017171717
TOEFL Paper-based5505252N/A52
IELTS Academic6.56666

Required Application Materials

Submit all of the following through the Graduate Studies online application:

  • Graduate Studies Application and all required Office of Graduate Studies documents
  • Unofficial Transcripts
  • Statement of Purpose: 1—3 pages, addressing your background and research interests in Anthropology. (Upload to the Statement of Purpose section of your application).
  • Resume/Vitae: Please make sure to include the start and end date of all employment and teaching experience. (Upload to the Resume/Vita section of your application).
  • Recommendation Letters: Three academic recommendations are required and must be submitted by the recommender, either through the online application or mailed/emailed directly to the Department of Anthropology.
  • Writing Sample