How to Apply

Establish personal contact with at least one faculty member in Temple’s Department of Anthropology before preparing and submitting your application for admission. This should be a faculty member whose areas of research interest overlap with yours, and who could potentially serve as your faculty advisor.

To apply,  submit Temple’s online graduate application along with an application fee of $60. 

A master’s degree is not required but students that have an MA or MS may petition the Department’s Graduate Committee after completing their first academic year for advanced standing. The maximum number of advanced standing credits is 24. A bachelor’s degree (BA or BS) is required but it doesn’t need to be a degree in Anthropology. 

Submit the following along with your application. 

Supporting Materials

Official electronic transcripts must be sent via email to Official transcripts can be mailed to the following address.

Temple University College of Liberal Arts
Dept. of Anthropology
1115 W. Polett Walk
210 Gladfelter Hall
Philadelphia, PA 19122-6089

Additional Requirements for International Applicants

Applicants who earned their baccalaureate degree from an institution where the language of instruction was other than English, with the exception of those who subsequently earned a master’s degree at a U.S. institution, must report scores for a standardized test of English that meet the following minimum scores.

  • TOEFL iBT: 79
  • IELTS Academic: 6.5
  • PTE Academic: 53

See more detailed instructions on applying to Temple as an international student.

Application Deadlines

  • Fall: Jan. 5
  • International Applicants: Dec. 10


Yvonne Davis is the graduate coordinator in the Anthropology Department. 
Phone: 215-204-7775