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Department of Sociology and Anthropology
University of Mississippi

How to Apply

To apply for admission to the M.A. Program in Anthropology, follow these two steps:

STEP 1: Apply to the Graduate School
Follow instructions for filing an application online at the Graduate School’s website.

After completing the online application, send 1) official transcripts from all institutions from which you have received a degree, and 2) official GRE scores, to:

The Graduate School
P.O. Box 1848
The University of Mississippi
University, MS 38677

STEP 2: Upload materials to the on-line application
You will need 3 letters of recommendation – provide the names of three letter writers and contact information and they will receive a prompt to upload their letters online.

You also need a statement of purpose, or letter telling us what you want to study and why you want to study with us. Upload any additional materials to the on-line application and contact the Anthropology Graduate Program Coordinator with any questions:

Carolyn Freiwald

Graduate Program Coordinator | Associate Professor of Anthropology

Lamar Hall 544  |



To ensure consideration for a departmental assistantship, complete your application by March 1st.

Department decisions are made after the graduate school application (including GRE scores and transcripts) is complete.

“Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are waiving the GRE requirement for Fall 2022 admission.  If you have already applied, please let us know if you would like to request a re-review of your application in light of this waiver.  For full details, please see:”