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The application deadline for Fall 2015 is December 15, 2014.

Admissions for Fall 2014 is closed

 

How to Apply

For all applicants you must submit the following

Application

Submit online Graduate Admission Application for the University of South Florida Application.
During this process, you will be asked to pay a one-time application fee of $30.00, DO NOT upload your additional materials.

Anthropology is a Direct Receipt Program
All application materials must be sent directly to:

Graduate Director
Department of Anthropology
University of South Florida
4202 E. Fowler Ave. SOC107
Tampa, FL 33620-8100 USA

Statement of Purpose

Applicant Statement of Purpose Form Complete form and attach Statement

Letters of Recommendation (3)

Letter of Recommendation Form Provide to each of your recommenders.
Recommendations can be submitted by applicant if sealed by recommender and signed on the seal of the envelope, or letters can be sent directly to the Anthropology Graduate Director.
You must have a minimum of three recommendations.

Curriculum Vitae/Resume

Prepare and submit a resume or curriculum vitae

GRE
USF Institution Code 5828

Please send a copy of your GRE scores directly to Anthropology that you received from ETS, and have ETS send an official copy of your GRE scores to USF. The USF Institution Code is 5828. While the GRE is required, there is no minimum score for admission into the program. You must have taken the GRE within the five years prior to your application.

Transcripts

Arrange with your previous degree-granting institution to send official academic transcripts.
If you send them yourself, please make sure that the official envelope containing the transcript remains sealed. USF students do not need to send transcripts.

Pre-requisite

If your degree is not in Anthropology, you have to complete the four pre-requisite undergraduate courses in Anthropology or their equivalents.

  • ANT 2410 Cultural Anthropology
  • ANT 2511 Biological Anthropology
  • ANT 3101 Archaeology
  • ANT 3610 Anthropological Linguistics

Applicants who do not have a background in anthropology are strongly advised to take the required “prerequisite courses” BEFORE entering the program. They can do so at their local universities or community colleges.

Ethics Statement

Print out and sign the Statement of Research Ethics Departmental Policy.

 

Optional

Writing sample

Class paper, chapter from a thesis, conference paper, report, or professional publication (no more than 5 pages)

Graduate Assistant

If you wish to be considered for graduate assistant funding, print out and complete the Graduate Assistant Application.

 

Dual Degree

College of Public Health

If you are applying to the Dual Degree program sponsored jointly by the Department of Anthropology and the College of Public Health, you must also submit the online SOPHAS application via www.sophas.org. Please visit the USF College of Public Health website for more details.

Dual Degree Application

http://www.grad.usf.edu/inc/linked-files/dualma.pdf
Please Fill out and return with Application.

Sample of how to fill out for MA

Sample of how to fill out for PHD

 

International

TOEFL
USF Institution Code 5828

Please send a copy of your TOEFL scores directly to Anthropology that you received from ETS, and have ETS send an official copy of your TOEFL scores to USF. The USF Institution Code is 5828.

TOEFL scores earned must be within two (2) years of the desired term of entry. A minimum total score of 79 on the internet-based test, 213 on the computer-based test, or 550 on the paper-based test are required.

Visa Information

Immigration Information Visa Information

Find out more information about getting a Visa and what kind of Visa you will need.

Financial Support Requirement Form

Financial Support Requirement Form
U.S. immigration law requires the University to verify that any student seeking an F-1 Visa has sufficient funds to finance their studies for the duration of their program. Financial documentation and the Promissory Note(s) of Financial Support must be completed before an I-20 can be issued to an admitted student.

Foreign Transcript Services

 

Foreign Transcript Services

All foreign transcripts must be evaluated course by course by a foreign transcript service. Find out information about how to find a transcript service.

Graduate Admissions

http://www.grad.usf.edu/graduate-admissions-international.asp

For more information visit the Graduate School Admission website

 

Application Check list

A complete application consists of these items:

A complete Dual Degree application consists of these items:

A complete International application consists of these items:

Admissions Application
Statement of Purpose
Three letters of recommendation
CV or Resume
GRE Test scores
Official Transcripts
Ethics Statement

Admissions Application
Statement of Purpose
Three letters of recommendation
CV or Resume
GRE Test scores
Official Transcripts
Ethics Statement
SOPHAS application
Dual Degree Application

Admissions Application
Statement of Purpose
Three letters of recommendation
CV or Resume
GRE Test scores
Official Transcripts
Ethics Statement
TOEFL
Evaluated foreign transcripts

 

 

Acceptance into the Graduate Programs

Students may be accepted into the M.A., Ph.D., or Dual Degree programs unconditionally, conditionally, or provisionally. Your letter of acceptance will detail the nature of your entry into the program. Failure to complete any requirements will result in academic dismissal from the program.

Conditional or provisional admission must be approved in writing by the Graduate Director and Department Chair, and must also meet the criteria defined by the Graduate School. No more than 9 credit hours earned under conditional or provisional status can be counted toward the degree requirements, and those 9 credits cannot include thesis, independent study, or directed reading hours.

Unconditional

You have met all the requirements for entry into the program, and all your transcripts, test scores, and other documents have been received. For the M.A. program, you have a B.A. in hand. If the B.A. is not in Anthropology, you have completed the four pre-requisite undergraduate courses in Anthropology or their equivalents. For the Ph.D. program, you have an M.A. (or an equivalent post-B.A. degree, e.g., M.S., M.D., or J.D.) in hand. If your M.A. is not in Anthropology, you have completed the four pre-requisite undergraduate courses in Anthropology: ANT 2410 Cultural Anthropology, ANT 2511 Biological Anthropology, ANT 3101 Archaeology, and ANT 3610 Anthropological Linguistics. Applicants who do not have a background in anthropology are strongly advised to take the required “prerequisite courses” (e.g., cultural anthropology, archaeology, physical anthropology, and linguistics) BEFORE entering the program. They can do so at their local universities or community colleges.

Provisional

You may be admitted provisionally pending the receipt of official documents, such as transcripts and test scores. For admission to the M.A. program, the B.A. degree must be completed before the start of the academic year for which you have been admitted. For admission to the Ph.D. program, the M.A. degree (or an equivalent post-B.A. degree, e.g., M.S., M.D., or J.D.) must be completed by the end of the first semester of the academic year for which you have been admitted.

Conditional

You may be admitted to the M.A. or Ph.D. programs in Anthropology conditionally, pending the completion of certain departmentally-defined requirements. Your letter of acceptance will include information about any such requirements. In all cases, these include completion of the four pre-requisite undergraduate courses in Anthropology or their approved equivalents from other universities (if you do not have a B.A. or M.A. in Anthropology) by the end of the first academic year for which you have been admitted: ANT 2410 Cultural Anthropology, ANT 2511 Biological Anthropology, ANT 3101 Archaeology, and ANT 3610 Anthropological Linguistics. Applicants who do not have a background in anthropology are strongly advised to take the required “prerequisite courses” (e.g., cultural anthropology, archaeology, physical anthropology, and linguistics) BEFORE entering the program. They can do so at their local universities or community colleges.