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Degree : Master of Arts

Major : Anthropology

Program Description

Anthropology focuses on human biological and cultural variation in time and space, with four traditionally recognized subfields: archaeology, physical anthropology, cultural anthropology, and linguistic anthropology. The anthropology program at Texas Tech University is a four-field department. We teach, train students, and do research across the four subfields and have faculty in each. Our students learn the fundamentals of the four subfields, their interactions and links with one another, and their relation to other academic fields. The graduate degree program in anthropology is designed to provide broad training for students who wish to enter a Ph.D. program, prepare for undergraduate or community college teaching, or pursue a non-teaching career for which M.A.-level training in anthropology is appropriate and useful. The program emphasizes training in basic theory and methods. Because we follow a four-field approach to anthropology, all students take "core" classes in each subfield (cultural anthropology, physical anthropology, archaeology, and linguistics), but can then specialize in their area of interest by taking elective courses and conducting thesis research.

Program Additional Details

Hours Required for Thesis: 30
Hours Required for Non-Thesis: 36
Mode-On Campus(Face-to-Face): Yes
Mode-Off Campus(Online): No
Mode-Hybrid: No

Additional Links

Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work : http://www.depts.ttu.edu/officialpublications/catalog/AS_SASW.php

Program Contact Information

Graduate Coordinator: Tamra Walter
E-mail: tamra.walter@ttu.edu
Phone: 806.742.2400

Department Contact Information

Department AddressDepartment of Sociology
Anthropology and Social Work
MS 1012
Holden Hall
Room 158
Texas Tech University
TX 79409-1012
Phone Number 8068344343
Fax Number 806-742-1088
Department Website http://www.depts.ttu.edu/sociologyanthropologyandsocialwork/

Graduate Catalog http://www.depts.ttu.edu/officialpublications/catalog/AS_SASW.php#Grad

Admission Requirements Admission Deadlines How To Apply Test Score Requirements Additional Requirements for International Students

Admission Requirements

Graduate School Requirements

Program Requirements

Letters of Recommendation required: 2

Recommendation Letter Instructions: All letters of recommendation will be submitted online after you have submitted the names and email addresses of your recommenders through our application system.

Resume Required: Yes

Writing Samples Required: Yes

Writing Sample Instructions: A writing sample of no more than 10 pages should be submitted to the graduate coordinator with your application. Sample must be in English, and does not have to have anthropology as the subject matter. A term paper from any university course would be appropriate.

Departmental Application Required: Yes

Departmental Application Instructions: Applicants should have a clear idea of which subfield of anthropology they wish to pursue and with which faculty member they would like to work prior to applying. Applicants are encouraged to contact faculty members prior to applying to express their interest, as noted above.

Prior Degree Required: No

Similar Undergraduate Major Required: No

Previous Work Sample Required: No

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Admission Deadlines

Graduate School Deadlines

Domestic deadlines

For domestic applicants, there is no specific Graduate Admissions deadline, although we encourage domestic applicants to apply at least three (3) months in advance of the semester to which they want to apply.

International Deadlines

For international applicants, we have the following priority deadlines:

International Fall Deadlines International Spring Deadlines International Sum I Deadlines International Sum II Deadlines
January 15June 15January 15Not Accepted

International applications and materials may be submitted after the deadline, but this may significantly delay the processing and evaluation of your application.

Departmental Deadlines

Domestic deadlines

US Fall Deadlines US Spring Deadlines US Sum I Deadlines US Sum II Deadlines
February 25October 15February 1Not Accepted

International Deadlines

International Fall Deadlines International Spring Deadlines International Sum I Deadlines International Sum II Deadlines
February 1July 15January 15Not Accepted

***Note :

The department application deadlines may be different from the Graduate School application deadlines. You must apply by the earliest deadline listed to guarantee that your application will be processed for the semester you are applying for.

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How To Apply

1) Apply to Graduate School : Fill out the online application at Apply Texas.

2) Pay your application fee: $60 initial application fee, $50 for each subsequent application (including changes of entry date, add/change program, or readmission). Application fees may be paid via ApplyTexas at the time of application submission or by credit card on our website.

3) Contact the Graduate Program Coordinator in your prospective department. Many departments have separate application requirements and deadlines, and the Graduate Program Coordinator will be able to assist you in your application process.

4) Send application requirements, from all of the colleges and universities that you have attended to Texas Tech University Graduate School.

Postal Mailing Address
Texas Tech University
Office of Graduate and International Admissions
Box 41030
Lubbock, TX 79409-1030
Physical Mailing Address (Express Mail)
Texas Tech University
Office of Graduate and International Admissions
Boston Ave. at Akron Ave.
Administration 328
Lubbock, TX 79409-1030

Contact Information for Graduate School

If you have any questions about your application, call (806) 742-2781 or email: graduate.admissions@ttu.edu.
To check your application status, please check Raiderlink.

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Test Score Requirements

If both GRE and GMAT are listed as required, either are acceptable.

Yes Yes

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Additional Requirements for International Students

These are the minimal English language proficiency scores. For a list of English proficiency exempt countries, please visit: http://www.depts.ttu.edu/gradschool/admissions/international/exempt-countries.php.


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