How to Apply
First, follow the graduate steps to apply.
Then, submit to the department (consult the department website for full details):
- Anthropology department application.
- A statement of purpose demonstrating a clear focus of research interests, including both geographical and topical interests. Your statement of purpose is a very important part of the application, as it allows the faculty to look for excellent writing ability, clarity of purpose, realistic assessments of both your skills and the anthropological profession, and an indication that you selected our department for a specific reason. The statement should include the name of at least one SDSU anthropology faculty member who would be a suitable thesis adviser and an explanation why you selected them.
- Three letters of recommendation. Your recommenders can email their recommendations to our Administrative Coordinator, Kathy Peck (email@example.com) or mail their letters to the department. Mailed letters should be received in a sealed envelope with the recommender's signature on the back flap.
- A sample of written work representative of your research and writing skills.
Fall 2013 Deadline
Step 1: CSUMentor Application—December 15
Step 2 and 3: File Completion—January 10
All application materials including departmental requirements must be submitted by the file completion date.
Domestic Applicants: Closed
International Applicants: Closed