Graduate Program

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Graduate Program

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The Department of Anthropology offers graduate courses and research opportunities leading to the M.A. degree. Graduate work in this field is designed to prepare students for teaching or research in anthropology and for advanced study.

Program Information

  • Master of Arts in Anthropology Degree Requirements (Graduate Catalog) [here]
  • Graduate Colloquium [here]
  • Departmental Certificate in Applied Anthropology [here]
  • Applying for Financial Aid [here]
  • Applying for Graduate Teaching Assistantship [here]
  • Teacher Certification - Anthropology [here]
  • Department of Anthropology Handbook [here]
  • 2 year MA Timeline Plan - [here]

Future Graduate Students

  • Apply Online to the Graduate School [here]
  • Assistantships Deadlines applications are due to the Anthropology office by February 15th.
  • Fall Admissions: applications due to the Graduate School by March 1st, to be considered for assistantships by February 1st.
  • Spring Admissions: applications due to the Graduate School by October 1st.
  • Interdisciplinary Graduate Certificate in Museum Studies [here]
  • GRE Score Changes [here]
  • GRE Guide [here]
  • GRE scores, transcripts, application, statement of purpose, and two letters of recommendation should be sent to the Graduate School, 223 Adams Hall, Dekalb, IL 60115.
  • Additional materials, including writing samples and applications for assistantship, for example, should be sent to the department to which you wish to apply.

Current Graduate Students

  • Graduate Assistants - [here
  • Course Descriptions -
  • Spring 2015 - [here]
  • Registration Records - [here]
  • Graduate Program of Study - [here]
  • Graduate School Information [here]
    • ***All Graduate Students must refer to all the dates and deadlines on the graduate school website***
  • Forms Page (General Forms, Thesis/Dissertaion Forms, Online Forms) [here]
  • Graduation Deadlines [here]
  • Format for Thesis Proposals [here]
  • Thesis Guidelines [here]
  • Assistantships Renewal Applications [here]
  • Assistantships Applications [here]
  • Travel Grants [here]
  • Request for Certificate of Graduate Study [here]
  • See Calendar for dates/deadlines

Qualifying and Comprehensive Exam Dates

  • Sign-up in the Anthropology office, Grant Tower South 501 
  • ***You must be enrolled in classes the semester you take the qualifying or comprehensive exams***
    • Physical -
      • Fall - Early November
      • Spring - Comprehensive - First Friday after spring break
      • Spring - Qualifying - First Monday after finals
    • Cultural
      • Fall - Mid September
      • Spring - Mid February
    • Linguistics
      • Fall - Mid September
      • Spring - Mid February
    • Archaeology
      • Fall - Early November
      • Spring - March First Friday after spring Break.