Applying to Our Graduate Programs

This information is designed to help those considering applying to our department for a graduate degree (whether an MA in Anthropology, a joint MA in Anthropology and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, or a PhD in Anthropology). We are committed to welcoming students from diverse backgrounds, including first-generation college (or graduate) students. We hope that this document can help to demystify aspects of the evaluation process.

You can find additional tips and examples in this brochure from The Leadership Alliance, a partnership between American universities and private industry which is dedicated to helping underrepresented scholars attain research, educational, and professional opportunities.

We welcome outreach from prospective students with questions about admissions to our program. Questions about the intellectual life of the department can be directed to our Director of Graduate Studies, Anita Hannig, and to individual faculty members with whom the applicant may wish to work. Questions about the logistics of applying and finances can be directed to our department administrators, Laurel Carpenter and Laura Woolf. (First, however, please read this document to see whether it addresses your questions!)