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Applying To Graduate Programs

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 February 1. 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

Admission to the graduate program in Anthropology requires that the applicant meet the general requirements for admission, as noted above. All applicants must, at their own expense, take the General Test of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE), but admission to the Anthropology program does not require the GRE in a subject field.

The application deadline for Fall semester admission is December 15. The Anthropology Department does not offer Spring admission.
Click here for the Online Application to the SLA Graduate Program.

Applicants seeking to earn a PhD in anthropology from Tulane should apply for admission to the doctoral program regardless of whether they have an MA in Anthropology.

For GRE score submission to Tulane's Anthropology Department, use:

  • School Code 6183
  • Institution Code: 1701

GRE scores, TOEFL scores, transcripts, and recommendation letters may be sent directly to:

Susan Chevalier
Executive Secretary
Department of Anthropology
101 Dinwiddie Hall
Tulane University
6823 St. Charles Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70118

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. Christopher Rodning.