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INFORMATION ON APPLYING TO
THE DEPARTMENT OF ANTHROPOLOGY'S GRADUATE PROGRAM

To be accepted into the Department of Anthropology, you must fill out the Graduate School Application and have all documents sent to the Graduate School and to the Department of Anthropology NO LATER THAN DECEMBER 15.

Graduate School Applicants are accepted into the Department of Anthropology for FALL semesters only.

Please do not forget to apply to the USC Graduate School. You must apply to the USC Graduate School and be accepted by the university before you can be accepted as a Graduate Student in the Anthropology Department.

Links to more information regarding the Department of Anthopology and the Faculty, the Department of Anthropology's Graduate Program, and the Graduate School are listed below.


Thank you for your interest in our Anthropology Program at the University of South Carolina. Please note that as of Fall 2005, the department offers both a masters and a doctorate program.

Requirements for Applying to the Department of Anthropology:

You must be sure to submit a completed USC Graduate School application form, two letters of reference, transcripts from all previous college work, a term paper, which shows your writing skills (preferably your area of interest), and scores on the Graduate Record Examinations (GRE). While our standards are flexible, we particularly seek students' whose GRE scores fall above 600 on each of the three parts. We give greatest weight to the analytical reasoning score. We look closely at the letters of reference and grades, life experiences, and writing samples of students with lower scores, for evidence that they will be able to complete our program. Many such students are admitted each year.

In addition to this material we request that you submit a statement of 200-500 words describing your interest in studying anthropology at the graduate level at USC. In your statement please indicate if you are interested in studying with a particular faculty member. Please relate your interests as specifically as you can to the emphasis of our program: cultural, linguistic, archaeology, biocultural. If your interests overlap these areas please direct your letter toward this.

This statement, along with your writing sample, should be uploaded with your application to the Graduate School. All materials are uploaded or sent directly to the Graduate School.

The deadline for submitting your application and all supporting materials is December 15. Please note that the Department of Anthropology offers several assistantships for graduate students, but that your application must be completed by December 15th for you to be considered for one of these. You should also write directly to the Financial Aid Office here at the University for other financial aid information or call 803-777-8134.

If you have any questions concerning the application process or any aspect of the program, please feel free to contact Ken Kelly (Graduate Director) or Cat Keegan (Administrative Assistant - Graduate Coordinator).

Ken Kelly Cat Keegan
Phone: 803-777-2616 Phone: 803-777-9604
Email: Kenneth.kelly@sc.edu Email: keegan@sc.edu


Department of Anthropology
University of South Carolina
Attn: Graduate Director
1512 Pendleton Street
Hamilton College, Room 317
Columbia, SC 29208



Important Note
Both Professors Karl Heider and Alice B. Kasakoff have retired, but may be willing to consult students. However, they are under no obligation to teach or mentor students.

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(Please do not forget to apply to the USC Graduate School . You must be accepted by the university before you can be accepted by the department.)
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