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Application Process for MA/PhD Program

There are several options for how you complete the on-line application.  Please read the options below carefully. If you run into problems, contact Dr. Janet McGrath.

If your highest degree is a BA or BS, choose the following options in the on-line application:

  • “Anthropology” for Academic Program
  • “MA/PhD” option for Degree  (Choose this option if your intention is to earn a Ph.D.  Students earn an M.A. in the process of earning a Ph.D.)
  • “Anthropology (MA-B)” option for Academic Plan 1
  • “Medical Anthropology and Global Health” for Sub-plan/Concentration

**Interested BA or BS students may also apply for the accelerated https://anthropology.case.edu/graduate-programs/one-year-ma-program/

 

If your highest degree is an MA (or equivalent) degree in any field, choose the following options in the on-line application:

  • “Anthropology” for Academic Program
  • “PhD” option for Degree
  • “Anthropology (PhD)” option for Academic Plan 1
  • “Medical Anthropology and Global Health” for Sub-plan/Concentration


Application Process for Joint Degree Programs

We offer two joint degree programs with the School of Medicine: the joint Anthropology-Masters of Public Health program and the joint Anthropology MA/MD program.

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If you apply for the joint MPH program, separate applications will be generated from your on-line application and sent to both programs, each of which independently evaluates your application to their program.

If you apply for the joint MA/MD program, you must complete separate applications for Anthropology and for the School of Medicine.  We recommend that you discuss this option with your School of Medicine adviser prior to applying to our program.  Only our application process is described below.

 

All applicants for the joint Anthropology PhD/MPH program should choose the following options in the on-line application:

  • “Anthropology” for Academic Program
  • “PhD/MPH” option for Degree 
  • “Anthropology (PHD)”for  Academic Plan 1
  • “Medical Anthropology and global Health” for Sub-plan/Concentration
  • “Public Health (MPH-B) for Academic Plan 2

 

All applicants for an MA in Anthropology and an MD from the School of Medicine, choose the following options in the on-line application:

  • “Anthropology” for Academic Program
  • “MA/MD” option for Degree
  • “Anthropology (MA-B)” option for Academic Plan 1
  • “Medical Anthropology and Global Health” for Sub-plan/Concentration


Application Timeline

The faculty review applications on an on-going basis throughout the year. Applications requesting financial assistance are due by February 15th for an August matriculation date. Financial assistance is only available for students applying to the PhD program.

A completed application includes:

  1. The on-line application;
  2. A statement of purpose;
  3. A minimum of three letters of recommendation (which may be sent separately to Barbara Reebel at the address above);
  4. Unofficial transcripts; NOTE: An official transcript will be required if an applicant is accepted;
  5. Documentation of GRE scores; and
  6. $50.00 application fee

Writing samples are optional.


Additional Materials for Application

If you have additional materials you wish to include with your application, you can send them through the mail to:

Case Western Reserve University

Department of Anthropology

Mather Memorial, Room 238

11220 Bellflower Road

Cleveland, Ohio 44106-7125


Interested in visiting CWRU?

If you are interested in visiting CWRU, the department will be happy to coordinate your visit; we find that students have a more satisfying visit if interviews are coordinated by our main office, rather than having you try to arrange your own meetings. To arrange a visit, please contact the Anthropology Department as far in advance as possible to allow the department to arrange a schedule to match your interests and know when you will be visiting and when you will be available to meet with Anthropology faculty and students. In addition, if you wish to meet with any particular faculty members. The department will then arrange for you to meet with available faculty and current graduate students.

ALL APPLICATIONS ARE SUBMITTED ON-LINE.

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Questions

If you have a question that has not been answered on our website, contact Dr. Janet McGrath, Chair, Department of Anthropology.