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Update on Fall 2021 Anthropology Ph.D. Graduate Admissions

October 8, 2020

The Department of Anthropology very much hopes to admit an incoming class of PhD students in each sub-field (Biological Anthropology, Archaeology, Sociocultural Anthropology) for the 2021-2022 academic year. At this time, while we know that we will certainly have fewer admittees this year, we are still in conversation with the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Minnesota about the potential size of our cohort. 

It is important to note that the College of Liberal Arts is asking all programs to pause admissions (i.e. not admit any new students) for the coming academic year, with limited exceptions. We are meeting with the college to seek an exception so that we may admit a small cohort for the 2021-2022 academic year. Please check back for updates in early November. Admissions for our program will not be open before October 31, 2020We strongly recommend that applicants wait to submit their application and pay the application fee until closer to the December 1 deadline.

The requirement to submit GRE Exam scores has been temporarily lifted for those applying for admission to the Department of Anthropology’s Ph.D. program for Fall 2021, due to difficulty in taking this exam related to COVID-19.

Additionally, please review the Graduate School’s English Language Proficiency web page for the options available for international students about providing proof of your English language proficiency. There are various options available for those applying to programs for admission in Fall 2021 that would not otherwise be available.