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Department of Anthropology College of Arts and Sciences
One Discipline, Four Fields

Graduate Admission

Online Application

The primary purpose of our graduate program is to develop professional anthropologists for service in universities, colleges, museums and applied fields.

What is required in a graduate application file?

  • IU Graduate Application form (either on line or paper version)
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • 300 to 500 word Statement of Purpose
  • One copy of the official transcripts of all previous college and university work, documenting each course taken and all degrees awarded
  • US Citizens and Permanent Residents who are submitting a transcript from another country (including Canada) must fill out a supplementary application form, The applicant must send the form and the original transcript to the Office of International Admissions.
  • US Citizens and Permanent Residents must have ETS send official GRE test scores.  The codes are 1324 for Indiana University and 1701 for the Department of Anthropology.
  • For applicants whose native language is not English, proof of English proficiency is required by the Graduate School. TOEFL scores are most commonly used.

International students will need to fill out additional forms as instructed by the Office of International Admissions.

The Director of Graduate Studies, Stacie King, coordinates and oversees the graduate program. The DGS advises students on degree requirements, coordinates and often supervises committees that award departmental honors and grants, ensures that paperwork is submitted for degree requirements, and on occasion provides career guidance and advice to graduate students.

International graduate applicants should submit their online applications by December 1st, and mail their transcripts and paper applications by the first week in December to the Office of International Admissions.

Office of International Services, International Admissions
Indiana University
Poplars 221
400 E. Seventh Street
Bloomington, IN 47405

Phone: 812-855-9086
Fax: 812-855-4418
Email for Applicants and Prospective Students: email
Email for Currently Enrolled Students: email

Graduate applicants who are US citizens or permanent residents should mail all paper application materials to the department. The deadline for receiving all application materials from domestic applicants is December 1st.

Graduate Admissions
Department of Anthropology
701 E. Kirkwood Ave, SB 130
Indiana University
Bloomington, IN 47405