19 tenHoor, Box 870210, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487

Anthropology, MA
Specialty Area(s)** : Archaeology, Biological Anthropology, Linguistic Anthropology, Physical Anthropology, Social/Cultural Anthropology.

Program Director(s): Dr Christopher Lynn, (205) 348-4162
Application Contact: Melissa Sartain, (205) 348-5947
Application Deadline: January 15 to be considered for funding for fall semester.
Allow Admission with Permission to Continue?    Yes.
Allow Conditional Language Admission?   No.
Offer Accelerated Master’s Program (AMP)?   Yes.
Minimum GPA for AMP: 3.75
Is test score waived for AMP applicants? Yes.
Will consider exceptional candidates with a 3.3 or above.
** A specialty area represents broad informal areas of study and/or research within a department and reflects faculty expertise.

Admission Requirements
Item Information
Application Fee
Statement of Purpose
Statement of purpose: Please indicate one personal and one professional goal, why anthropology is the right discipline to help you achieve those goals, why the University of Alabama Department of Anthropology is especially qualified in that regard, and two UA faculty members in the Department of Anthropology fit to advise you. Please indicate also any research experience you have. Applicants for the dual MA/MPH program should indicate that on the SOP and should apply separately to each program.
Resume / CV
Applicants may submit an updated resume, if they wish.
Letters of Recommendation
Three letters of recommendation.
Please upload an unofficial transcript for any institution of higher education at which you have completed 15 or more credit hours. Official transcripts must be received prior to registering for classes. International applicants: please make sure that your transcript includes a grading scheme. All others: please include a grading scheme if your university does not use a letter-based (e.g. A, A-, B) grading scheme.
The minimum GPA to be considered: 3 (for regular admission). Students who do not meet these requirements, but who excel in other areas, may be considered for Admission with Permission to Continue.
Graduate Admission Test Scores
NOTE: During the COVID-19 crisis, admission test scores are not required for students applying for spring, summer, and fall 2021 admission. This information supersedes the regular test score requirements for this program listed in this section. Unofficial GRE scores required. Official scores must be submitted on admission (GRE School Code: 1830). The admission test score is waived for those with an undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0. Applicants who do not meet the minimum GPA requirement of 3.0 but wish to be considered for enrollment should submit GRE scores. Minimum scores for those applicants should be 300 combined for quantitative and 4.0 for analytic writing. The GRE is also waived for a graduate degree or five years of relevant work experience.
English Proficiency Test
NOTE: During the COVID-19 crisis, in addition to the language tests listed in this section, we are accepting Duolingo scores (minimum of 105 for regular admission). Non-native speakers are required to submit unofficial TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE scores (official scores are submitted on admission) unless they meet at least one of the following criteria: 1) at the time of initial enrollment, they will hold a degree from a U.S. institution or an institution in one of the English speaking countries or regions in the link below; 2) at the time of initial enrollment, they will have been enrolled in coursework for at least two years at a U.S. institution or an institution in one of the English speaking countries or regions in the link below; 3) they are a citizen or legal resident of one of the English speaking countries or regions in the link below.
The minimum score(s) to be considered for regular admission:
TOEFL: 79, IELTS: 6.5, PTE: 59.
Writing SampleApplicants may submit a writing sample if they wish.

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