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Graduate students enroll to pursue degrees in either Evolutionary (archaeology, human behavioral ecology, molecular anthropology, paleoanthropology, primatology) or Socio-cultural (socio-cultural, linguistic) Anthropology, under direction of the appropriate Wing administration and major professor.

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Deadline is December 15th

Supplemental Materials

  • 3 Letters of recommendation (letters are uploaded into a link that is sent to recommenders)
  • Official sealed Academic Transcripts
  • CV (uploaded into application)
  • Writing Sample (uploaded into application) )up to 10 page paper, thesis or published article)
  • GRE and or Toefl test scores
  • Application Fee  $90 for domestic applicants and $110 international applicants


Affiliated Programs (other programs affiliated with the anthropology graduate programs)

Evolutionary Wing Director:  Richard McElreath
Sociocultural Wing Director:  James Smith
Graduate Program Coordinator:  Denise Besser

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