How to Apply

Application requirements

The deadline for receiving all application materials from domestic and international applicants is December 1.

The graduate application process requires the following:

  1. Complete the IU Graduate School Application form.
  2. Three letters of recommendation.
  3. Approximately 500-1000 word (2-3 page) Statement of Purpose. (See FAQ for more specifics on content.)
  4. Current CV
  5. Writing sample (suggested length of no more than 10,000 words)
  6. One copy of the official transcripts of all previous college and university work, documenting each course taken and all degrees awarded.

    Graduate applicants who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents should have any relevant paper application materials (transcripts) mailed to the department. Certified digital copies of transcripts can be emailed to Jesika Holmes. If admitted using a transcript that does not show your completed bachelor's degree, you are required to submit another official transcript showing that you completed your B.A. degree prior to your arrival and start of your Anthropology graduate studies.

  7. U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents must have ETS send official GRE test scores. The codes are 1324 for Indiana University and 1701 for the Department of Anthropology. International students do not have to submit GRE test scores.
  8. For applicants whose native language is not English, proof of English proficiency is required by the Indiana University Graduate School. TOEFL scores are most commonly used (see FAQs for more specifics on English language requirements).

Graduate Admissions
Department of Anthropology
701 E. Kirkwood Ave, SB 130
Indiana University
Bloomington, IN 47405

International applications

In addition to the above requirements, international students must complete forms as instructed by the Office of International Services.

After you apply, you will be required to submit additional documentation.

The Office of International Services will email you your iStart log in information within five days of receiving your completed electronic application. International graduate applicants should submit their online applications and mail any requested paper materials to the Office of International Services.

Office of International Services – International Admissions

Indiana University
Poplars 221
400 E. Seventh Street
Bloomington, IN 47405
Phone: 812-855-9086
Fax: 812-855-4418

Visit the International Admissions website