***PhD Admissions Update Fall 2021***
The Department of Anthropology at Columbia University is resuming its PhD admissions process and accepting applications for the 2022-23 academic year. Our admissions offers are contingent upon GRE scores and when relevant, the TOEFL test. Applicants who encounter difficulty accessing these tests should contact the Director of Graduate Studies. Our MA programs will continue accepting students, and we welcome applications to both the Museum and Sociocultural programs for the 2022-23 school year.
We receive hundreds of applications to our PhD program every year but only admit a few students—typically about eight. The process is intensely competitive and the review process is rigorous. These tips are intended to help you navigate the application process, with the understanding that you should be considered on the basis of the best possible presentation of your abilities and interests.