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Master of Science Anthropology

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Graduate Anthropology Admissions

Admission Requirements:

  1. Bachelor's degree with a major or minor in Anthropology or a closely related field
  2. Several undergraduate or graduate courses taken in anthropology and the natural sciences with grades above a C; Ideally, these should include a semester in cultural anthropology, biological anthropology, archaeology, statistics and geology.
  3. Minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.2 on a 4.0 scale
  4. Minimum score of in the 50th percentile both the verbal and quantitative sections of the GRE test
  5. A minimum score of 79 on the TOEFL (IBT) for students whose native language is not English; The TOEFL cannot substitute for the GRE.

Application Process:

Applicants to the MS in Anthropology program are admitted on a rolling basis. The following application materials must be submitted for consideration:

  1. University of Indianapolis Graduate Admission Application
  2. Typed personal statement outlining career goals, research interests and reasons for applying to the program
  3. Typed list of all relevant coursework in anthropology and the natural sciences, with grades received
  4. Current resume or curriculum vitae listing prior anthropological/archaeological experience, field schools, special training, publications and presentations
  5. Three reference letters submitted on the Anthropology Reference Forms. Please choose individuals who are either familiar with your academic performance or who have supervised you in anthropology or science-related activities or research. If mailed, these individuals should directly mail their letters to the Shaheen College of Arts and Sciences.
  6. Official transcripts showing all undergraduate and graduate coursework
  7. Official GRE and TOEFL scores, submitted by the testing agencies
  8. $30 application fee; Checks should be made to the University of Indianapolis.

Prospective students are encouraged to contact Dr. Christopher Schmidt to arrange for a visit and personal interview.