Apply to the Program

Separate applications are required for the Department of Anthropology and the University of Arkansas Graduate School. For guidelines on how to apply to the Graduate School, please visit the Graduate School website.

To apply to the Department of Anthropology, the following items are required:

  1. A completed departmental application form.

    Please note that you will be asked to list up to three anthropology faculty with which you are interested in working with.  These faculty members should be either tenure or tenure stream faculty (i.e., assistant professors, associate professors, or full professors), or research faculty affiliated with the Arkansas Archeological Survey.  Please see the list of faculty available on the Anthropology website.

  2. A statement of purpose (no longer than two pages in length) describing your interest in your chosen field and your research goals in the program.

  3. A single writing sample demonstrating your ability to produce original, analytical work.

  4. A current curriculum vitae or resume.

GRE Scores and three Letters of Recommendation are required by the Anthropology Department, however these items will be submitted with your Graduate School application.

Application materials should be addressed to the Director of Graduate Studies and submitted via email to All documents should be provided in Adobe PDF or Microsoft Word format.

The deadline for receipt of applications to both the Graduate School and the Department of Anthropology is DECEMBER 1.

Students are strongly encouraged to contact faculty with which they are interested in working with prior to submitting their application to the program.

Questions regarding the application process may be directed to the Director of Graduate Studies at

About Applying to the Anthropology Grad Program
Application Form for the Anthropology Grad Program

All students who are accepted will be assigned to interim faculty advisors who will be responsible for initial advising.

The current Director of Graduate Studies is:

JoAnn D'Alisera
Office: Old Main 334
Phone: 479-575-4460