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Anthropology

Thank you for your interest in our graduate program. Before you continue with the electronic application for admission, please ensure that you are familiar with the minimum requirements for admission to graduate degree study in Anthropology. Failure to satisfy these requirements may lead to automatic denial of admission.

Supporting Documents: Additional documents are required to support the application. Supporting documents should be mailed directly to the graduate program to which you are applying. Supporting documents include the following:

Application Deadlines: Applications and all supporting documentation must be received on or before the deadlines listed below:

Fall Spring Summer
U.S. Citizen

December 15

No Entry No Entry
International December 15 No Entry No Entry

 

Contact Information Send Supporting Documents To:
Web Sites of Interest
Name: Talin Lindsay
Phone: (765) 496-7428
E-mail: anthgrad@purdue.edu
Department of Anthropology
Purdue University
Stone Hall, Suite 219
700 West State Street
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2059
USA

Current master's students wishing to move to a doctoral degree program in this same graduate program will not be required to submit a new application.

Master's Degree Program Basic Requirements

  • Undergraduate Cumulative Grade Point Average:
    3.0 or equivalent required for unconditional admission
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE):
    Required -- no minimum score has been set

International Applicant Requirements: 

  • Undergraduate Cumulative Grade Point Average:
    3.0 or equivalent required for unconditional admission
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE):
    Required -- no minimum score set
  • TOEFL for Non-Native English Speakers:
    Minimum Paper-Based Test (PBT) Score Required: 550
    Minimum Internet-Based Test (IBT) Overall Score Required: 77
    With the following minimum section requirements:
    Reading: 19
    Listening: 14
    Speaking: 18
    Writing: 18
  • IELTS (Academic Module):
    An alternative to the TOEFL, scores of 6.5 or higher will be accepted
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE) (Academic Module):
    An alternative to the TOEFL, scores of 58 or higher will be accepted

Doctoral Degree Program Basic Requirements

  • Undergraduate Cumulative Grade Point Average:
    3.0 or equivalent required for unconditional admission
  • Master's Degree Completion:
    Required
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE):
    Required -- no minimum score set
  • Writing Sample (PhD program applicants only):
    1. An academic paper written in English, no more than 10 pages in length
    2. Additionally, a one-page single-spaced summary of proposed research planned for the PhD, including a selected bibliography with key sources

International Applicant Requirements:

  • Undergraduate Cumulative Grade Point Average:
    3.0 or equivalent requiredfor unconditional admission
  • Master's Degree Completion:
    Required
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE):
    Required -- no minimum score set
  • TOEFL for Non-Native English Speakers:
    Minimum Paper-Based Test (PBT) Score Required: 550
    Minimum Internet-Based Test (IBT) Overall Score Required: 77
    With the following minimum section requirements:
    Reading: 19
    Listening: 14
    Speaking: 18
    Writing: 18
  • IELTS (Academic Module):
    An alternative to the TOEFL, scores of 6.5 or higher will be accepted
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE) (Academic Module):
    An alternative to the TOEFL, scores of 58 or higher will be accepted

If you do not meet the basic requirements described above, please do not submit an electronic application until you have contacted our graduate program staff.