Masters Program – How to Apply

Before applying to our MA or MS program, click here for more information and consult the Masters Student Handbook to answer many of your questions about the program. You should also look into the research and backgrounds of faculty in the Anthropology program, to see if our program is a good fit for your interests. You are highly encouraged to contact faculty to discuss how your interests may intersect, prior to applying.

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Required Documents for Admission

Note that the Applied Anthropology Graduate Program strives to practice holistic admissions processes, guided by the Oregon State University Holistic Admissions Working Group.

  1. OSU Application form
  2. Official transcripts. (Note: The OSU Graduate School cannot accept web generated printouts of grades. Make sure you provide official transcripts.)
  3. Three letters of reference written on letterhead (at least two should be from university professors closely associated with the student's work. One can be from a professional in the field of your career interest.) The electronic reference letter system, located on the Graduate Admissions site, will send requests to three reference writers indicated by you on your admission application. Recommendation letters should be cut-and-paste into text box on form, or uploaded as an attachment.
  4. Statement of interest of no more than 1000 words as it relates to an area of concentration.
  5. TOEFL (for international students only)

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.

Application materials must arrive at the OSU Graduate School by January 15.