Application Information

How to apply to the Master of Arts in Anthropology at the University of Louisville.


  1. For fall admission: We have extended the deadline for fall admission to May 15.
  2. For spring admission: November 1st.


We use a holistic approach to assess each applicant’s potential for success in our program, which means we consider all aspects of your record: academics, recommendations, and personal statement. In general, however, our criteria include an undergraduate GPA of minimally 3.0 from an accredited college or university, and an average of the 50th percentile in the verbal and quantitative sections of the GRE.

Applicants must complete/submit:

  1. Online graduate application for admission.
  2. A statement of interests covering relevant experience and aspirations. This letter is absolutely critical to your successful application, as it helps us assess where you might find common interests among Department faculty.
  3. GRE scores.
  4. Official transcripts.
  5. Three letters of reference addressing the candidate's readiness for graduate school, academic abilities, and potential for success.  One letter may be from an employer.

Applicants may choose to submit a writing sample.

All admission materials should be sent to:
Graduate Admissions
University of Louisville
Louisville, KY 40292

Details concerning the application process can be viewed on the official web-page of the University of Louisville School of Interdisciplinary and Graduate Studies.


Questions concerning the program or application process should be directed to the Dr. Lisa Markowitz.