Welcoming and Valuing Diversity
The Anthropology program at Oregon State is an integral part of the School of Language, Culture, & Society. Together with colleagues in Ethnic Studies, Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies, and World Languages and Cultures, we champion a brand of scholarship that engages themes of social justice, health equity, environmental justice, decolonization, and anti-racism. OSU Anthropology values the diversity of backgrounds within our graduate student body, and we strive to enhance that diversity and provide the support that historically underrepresented students need. We aim to foster a community that is dedicated to the constructive exchange of diverse viewpoints and forms of knowledge, in which all feel heard, seen, and valued. This welcoming of diversity strengthens our program and contributes to the success of our students.
We support and invite prospective students to learn more about OSU's office of Diversity and Cultural Engagement, the Lonnie B. Harris Black Cultural Center, the Ettihad Cultural Center, the Asian and Pacific Cultural Center, the Centro Cultural César Chávez, the Kaku-Ixt Mana Ina Haws, the Pride Center, and the Women's Center.
Our program’s and Oregon State University’s support for students with DACA, undocumented students, and students from mixed-immigration status families is unwavering. You can find more information on OSU’s policies here. If you are an undocumented or DACAmented student interested in the graduate program in applied anthropology, you are encouraged to contact the Graduate Program Director, Dr. Kenneth Maes, to find answers to questions about what Oregon State University will do to support you.
As of June 2020, the GRE is no longer a requirement for admission to the Applied Anthropology Graduate Program (Masters or PhD) at Oregon State University.
To apply, use these links for our Masters and PhD programs. Applications must be received at the graduate school by Jan. 15.