Apply to the Graduate Program


Information for Applicants to the 2020 Graduate Program:  Competition for admission into the 2020 graduate program will be highly competitive and include an online interview. Potential applicants must contact the faculty member they wish to work with prior to application and discuss the applicant’s research interests and preparedness.  Follow the link below to learn more about the application process.

The graduate program in Anthropology consists of two degrees, the M.A. and the Ph.D.  Successful completion of the M.A. from either another institution or OSU is required for admission to the Ph.D. program.  Students admitted to either the M.A. or the Ph.D. programs are required to complete three theory core courses in Anthropology, including the core courses in cultural anthropology, archaeology, and physical anthropology. The M.A. program must be completed within two years. Requirements for the Ph.D. follow a standard, but flexible, format of coursework and specific guidelines by subdiscipline, followed by the candidacy exam, and dissertation.

Learn more about the application process. More detailed information about the Department of Anthropology graduate program and the application process is available in the

Graduate Handbook

(36 pgs).