Program Degree Major Code Admissions
Term Deadline
Doctoral PhD ANTH Fall* December 5, 2023
Fall Graduate School Fellowships December 12, 2023 (Recommended)
Director of Graduate Studies Townsend Middleton ( )
Graduate Coordinator Katie Poor, Student Services Manager (
Address Department of Anthropology
CB # 3115, 301 Alumni Building
University of North Carolina
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
Phone 919-962-1243
Test Requirements
GRE not required
Letters of Recommendation 3
International Applicants Only TOEFL or IELTS score (no more than two years old)
Other Requirements

In addition to the University’s required application materials, applicants should review the information below for additional expectations or application requirements.

  1. A Statement of Interest (2-3 pages, single spaced) describe research you plan on focusing on, credentials and experience.
  2. One academic writing sample
  3. A curriculum vitae or resume
  4. A list of 2-3 UNC ANTHROPOLOGY faculty with whom you are interested in working
  5. Areas of interest/Specialization drop-down box within application (e.g., Archaeology; Human Biology, Ecology, and Evolution; Sociocultural Anthropology and Ethnography, Medical Anthropology)
  6. The following information should also be provided as a supplemental word document:
    • A list of anthropological subjects of interest for your doctoral study
    • Potential geographic area of interest and intended foreign language proficiency
    • A list of any courses you have taken in Anthropology or related fields

*Only in unusual circumstances and after consultation with the program are other admission terms considered.