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Application Checklist

Be sure to submit the following to the Graduate School:

  • Application
  • Application fee
  • Transcript (unofficial copy)
  • TOEFL scores (for non-native English speakers).
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Statement of Interest
  • One or two writing samples

Review will begin immediately for admission in the following fall semester.

For application questions, please contact the Student Services Manager, Katie Poor at

If you would like to speak to a current Anthropology graduate student, please contact Welcome Committee Chair, Cayla Colclasure at 

The deadline for receipt of completed applications for admission is December 14.  This deadline ensures full consideration for University and Department-sponsored fellowships.

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Departmental Financial Assistance

If you choose, you will be considered for graduate and teaching assistantships awarded by the Department of Anthropology and the Research Laboratories of Archaeology. The department receives a number of year-long or one-semester teaching assistant positions. These normally carry a stipend of approximately $15,700 per year for 15 hours a week of work. In most cases, students receiving assistantships have their tuition covered. Most of these awards are allotted to students in their first three years of study. They are distributed annually among incoming and continuing students on a competitive basis.

The department has academic funds sufficient to support a majority of our students, but not all. Some worthy applicants may have to rely on personal funds, loans, or outside employment.

For questions, please contact our department’s Student Services Manager.  

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