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Admissions at a Glance

We will not be accepting applications to our doctoral program for AY 23-24 and AY 24-25. We hope that all prospective doctoral students will revisit our site regularly and look for updates on our doctoral program as we draw closer to reopening admissions for AY 25-26. Please visit our MA Public Anthropology program page for more opportunities.
Spring or Summer admission
No admission
Required materials
Application form and fee
Statement of purpose*
Official or unofficial transcripts
3 letters of recommendation
GRE scores
Writing sample

Learn more about additional requirements for international students

Please see details below and at College of Arts & Sciences Graduate Admissions.

*Statement of Purpose: Explain how your interest in anthropology coincides with the PhD program's mission statement and research strengths.

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