How to Apply. Students must apply and be accepted to the California State University, Long Beach using the forms available from the Admissions Office (explore the link to the CSULB Homepage, below). Students must also apply and be admitted to the Department of Anthropology. The forms for doing so may be downloaded from this page. Residents of other countries may have special requirements--these are noted below.
When to Apply. You can only apply for admission to the fall semester. Students may take courses in applied anthropology through University Extension Services without being admitted to the University or the Department of Anthropology but check with the Department's Graduate Advisor, Dr. Pam Bunte, first. There is a limit to the number of units of extension credit allowed towards a graduate degree.
Deadline. The application deadline for the coming academic year is generaly mid-April of the prior year. Students must complete the general application process required by the University and the application process for the Applied Anthropology program. Visit the CSULB homepage for details about making application to the University.
Requirements for Advancement to Candidacy. Students in the Applied Anthropology Program must meet the general requirements for the Master's Degree in Anthropology. These dovetail with the requirements of the Applied Program. They include:
1. Acceptance into the M.A. program by the department;
Special Information for International Students.
There are additional requirements for international applicants and some special considerations for prospective students from the People's Republic of China. Click here for more information.
Application Forms. The department requires an application and three letters of recommendation. You may download the application form, and a copy of the recommendation form here.
(You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to read and print the pdf versions.)
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