Anthropology Graduate Program

Introduction to Graduate Studies at Yale:

The purpose of the Graduate Program in Anthropology at Yale is the development of creative scholars and scientists who will teach or otherwise apply their knowledge and skills within one or more of the traditionally recognized fields of anthropology. This goal may be realized, we believe, by encouraging and stimulating students to do original and creative research as early as possible in their careers. To ensure the attainment of these goals, the Department admits only a small number of graduate students each year and assists each one to develop and follow a flexible program designed to meet his or her own needs. Before contacting the Anthropology Department regarding the application process, we ask due to the high volume of queries that we receive that you first check the GSAS admissions web page, particularly the Common Questions/FAQ webpage which contains valuable information regarding the GRETOEFL, and other issues.

For more information regarding the Graduate Program, please contact Marleen Cullen.

The following is a general outline of the Department of Anthropology’s Graduate Program. For the most updated and complete description of the program, including university and non-university fellowship resources, please download a copy of the Anthropology Department’s Handbook.

Application Deadline

The annual application deadline for the Graduate Program in Anthropology is December 15th.

To apply, please use the application system available at the GSAS admissions web page.

Writing Samples

Graduate applicants should provide one writing sample at the time they prepare their online application.  Please limit your sample to no more than 40 pages, double spaced.

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GRE test scheduling and information

TOEFL test scheduling and information

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