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Information for Prospective Students

Acceptance to our graduate program depends as much on the fit between student and faculty interests as it does on student qualifications. We therefore recommend that prospective applicants become familiar with our areas of expertise prior to applying, know which of the four graduate programs they plan to enter (see the descriptions of the Masters and Doctoral programs on this site), and contact faculty members with whom they would like to work.

If you have questions about application procedures, please contact Kyla Welch, Administrative Officer to the Department of Anthropology, at (801) 581-6251. For academic questions, contact Professor Jack Broughton, Director of Graduate Studies, at (801) 581-8869.

Application Procedures, MA, MS and Ph.D

Students are admitted to the program beginning in Fall Semester only. In addition to
meeting the university requirements outlined by the Office of Graduate Admissions
(, applicants are expected to:

(a) Preferably score in the 70th percentile or above on all categories of the General Test
of the Graduate Record Exam (Verbal, Quantitative, and Analytical Writing);

(b) Submit a ca. 500-word statement outlining professional objectives and identifying a
proposed faculty sponsor; and

(c) Be sponsored by at least two regular faculty members. The faculty sponsor becomes
the student's supervisory chair until the student forms a full supervisory committee.

Applicants are encouraged to contact faculty with whom they would like to work,
and seek their sponsorship. The application and required documents must be submitted to the University of Utah Admissions Office no later than December 29th of the year preceding desired admission. The application is an electronic application called APPLYYOURSELF

Last Updated: 11/22/17