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Applying To Graduate Programs

Due to the lingering impacts of COVID-19 on field research and other academic pursuits for our current doctoral students, the Department of Anthropology at Tulane University is suspending admission to its PhD program for the 2021-22 academic year. This pause enables us to invest resources in and further support our current students, but we look forward to admitting a new PhD cohort for the fall 2022-spring 2023 academic year. Although the department collectively regrets the suspension of doctoral admissions for the year, applicants to the 4+1 MA will still be considered for matriculation in the academic year 2021-22.


Applying To Graduate Programs

Undergraduate training in anthropology is not prerequisite to our Anthropology graduate program.

Undergraduate Grade Point Average (GPA) and performance on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) are used, along with other data, to determine eligibility for admission and for receiving financial aid. Mean values of undergraduate GPA and combined verbal and quantitative GRE scores for applicants offered admission with aid for 2013 were 3.40 and 1321, respectively.

Application deadline for admission with financial aid is December 15. Visit the School of Liberal Arts website for more information on applying to Tulane's graduate programs.

Admission to the graduate program in Anthropology requires that the applicant meet the general requirements for admission to the School of Liberal Arts Graduate Programs. Applicants for the ***graduate*** program in anthropology are not eligible for financial aid offered by the Tulane Graduate School.

The MA Program

Tulane's Department of Anthropology does not offer an external MA program. However, students in the doctoral program may, if other requirements are met, obtain an MA degree by presenting a satisfactory thesis, by achieving outstanding performance on the qualifying examination, or by achieving doctoral candidacy. To learn more about achieving doctoral candidacy, visit our main Graduate Studies page.

Applying to the PhD Program

In response to the continuing challenges of COVID-19, the department of Anthropology is waiving the GRE test scroes or the Fall 2021 admission into the Ph.D. program.

4+1 Master's Program

For information about applying to our 4+1 (BS/BA + MA) Program, visit its page in our Undergraduate section.

Further Information
For further information regarding application to our graduate programs, please visit our F.A.Q. page. For any questions not answered there, contact our Director of Graduate Studies, Dr. Nathalie Dajko.