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Application Process for 1-Year MA Program

Submit your application online!

This program is designed for students wishing only an MA. If you are not sure and are considering going on for a PhD at CWRU, you should apply for the MA/PhD program. Students interested in this program must begin in the Fall semester.

 

Choose the following options under Program Details in the online application:

  • “Master’s” for Degree Type
  • “Anthropology (MA)” for Program
  • “No” for Are you applying to a dual-degree program?

 

Unfortunately, at this time the 1-year MA program does not provide grants or fellowships for tuition or living expenses. You can find more information about tuition here.


Application Process for MA/PhD Program

Submit your application online!

Please read the options below carefully.

 

If your highest degree is a BA or BS, choose the following options under Program Details in the online application:

  • “Master’s” for Degree Type
  • “Anthropology (MA)” for Program
  • “Yes” for Are you applying to a dual-degree program?
  • “Anthropology MA/PhD Dual Degree” for What program are you pairing for your dual degree?

*Choose this option if your intention is to earn both an MA and a PhD. Students earn an MA in the process of earning a PhD.

If your highest degree is an MA (or equivalent) degree in any field, choose the following options under Program Details in the online application:

  • “Doctoral” for Degree Type
  • “Anthropology (PhD)” for Program
  • “No” for Are you applying to a dual-degree program?

*Choose this option if you already have an MA degree and your intention is to earn a PhD.


Application Process for Joint Degree Programs

Submit your application online!

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

 

If you apply for the joint MPH program, you can choose to submit either one application or two separate applications. If you choose to submit one application, it will be sent to both programs, each of which independently evaluates your application to their program.

*If you would like to only submit one application for review, select “I would like to add my dual-degree program to this application.”

*If you would like to submit two separate applications for review, select “I will apply for my dual-degree program at a later time.”

 

If you are applying for the joint MA/MPH program, choose the following options under Program Details in the online application:

  • “Master’s” for Degree Type
  • “Anthropology (MA)” for Program
  • “Yes” for Are you applying to a dual-degree program?
  • “Anthropology/Public Health Dual Degree (MA/MPH) for What program are you pairing for your dual degree?

If you are applying for the joint PhD/MPH program, choose the following options under Program Details in the online application:

  • “Doctoral” for Degree Type
  • “Anthropology (PhD)” for Program
  • “Yes” for Are you applying to a dual-degree program?
  • “Anthropology/Public Health Dual Degree (MPH/PhD) for What program are you pairing for your dual degree?

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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.

 

If you are applying for the joint MA/MD program, choose the following options under Program Details in the online application:

  • “Master’s” for Degree Type
  • “Anthropology (MA)” for Program
  • “Yes” for Are you applying to a dual-degree program?
  • “Anthropology/Medicine Dual Degree (MA/MD) for What program are you pairing for your dual degree?

If you are applying for the joint PhD/MD program, choose the following options under Program Details in the online application:

  • “Doctoral” for Degree Type
  • “Anthropology (PhD)” for Program
  • “Yes” for Are you applying to a dual-degree program?
  • “Anthropology/Medicine Dual Degree (MD/PhD) for What program are you pairing for your dual degree?


Application Timeline

Applications requesting financial assistance are due by January 8th for an August matriculation date. Financial assistance is only available for students applying to the PhD program. Applications for the 1-Year MA program are due by August 1 for an August matriculation date.

A completed application includes:

  1. The online application;
  2. A statement of purpose;
  3. A minimum of three letters of recommendation;
  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.

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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.