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How to apply for the Anthropology M.A.  PROgram

The deadline for receipt of applications and all supporting materials for Fall admission is January 15th. Applications for the Anthropology M.A. program must be completed online using the Graduate School's Application page.

Besides completing the online application, applicants will need to provide the following: 

  1. Three letters of recommendation
  2. Your curriculum vitae
  3. Your statement of purpose (see link for details)
  4. TOEFL or IELTS scores (in some cases; see below for details)
  5. A non-refundable application fee (to be paid at the time of application submission)
  6. As part of the application, you will also need to choose a potential concentration (subfield), as well as list any faculty member(s) for whom you’d like to work with.
  7. Transcripts are required from all university-level institutions attended (see below for details on submission requirements)

Note: Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores are NOT required for the Fall 2022 admissions cycle.

For more information on Stony Brook graduate admission policies, please visit  Stony Brook University Graduate School Admissions .

TOEFL/IELTS Scores

TOEFL or IELTS scores are required if:

  • You have never earned a degree at an institution where the primary language of instruction was English (High School or Bachelors or Masters or Ph.D.) OR
  • You have never served as a Teaching Assistant at an institution where the primary language of instruction was English.

Unofficial TOEFL or IELTS scores must be added to the Application system at the time of application.

Official scores need to be sent from Educational Testing Services (ETS) to the University (Institution code: 2548)

Transcript Submission Information

An unofficial copy of each transcript will need to be uploaded to the online application system when applying.

If offered admission, one official hard copy or one official electronic transcript for each  institution will need to be submitted. Electronic transcripts are preferred. They can be sent directly from your previous institution(s) to gradadmissions@stonybrook.edu .

If electronic transcripts are not available, hard copy transcripts should be sent to:
Stony Brook University
Office of Graduate and Health Sciences Admissions
Health Sciences Tower, Level 2 - Rm. 271
Stony Brook, NY 11794-8276 

International Transcripts

A WES evaluation is recommended for international transcripts, however, you may simply submit your transcript/degree certificate if the degree earned is equivalent to a US degree (e.g., 4-year Bachelor).   http://www.wes.org/

For undergraduate degrees, a WES evaluation is generally not required if all of the following are true:

  • Your degree title is or translates to “Bachelor”
  • Your degree was completed as part of a 4-year course
  • Your degree was earned from an institution accredited by the official regional accreditation board for your country or region

For graduate degrees, a WES evaluation is generally not required if all of the following are true:

  • Your degree title is or translates to a degree title recognized in the US (e.g., “Master”, “Doctor”, etc.)
  • Your degree was earned from an institution accredited by the official regional accreditation board for your country or region

Regardless of whether a WES evaluation is needed, all documents must be provided with an official English translation when the original document is in another language.  Such translations are typically provided by the issuing institution; however, you may also obtain a translation using any of the following methods.

Please note, the Office of Graduate and Health Sciences Admissions reserves the right to request a WES evaluation later in the admissions process if they are not satisfied with the information in the submitted documents upon their review.  A subsequent request for a WES evaluation will delay the processing of your matriculation, as your application package will not be finalized until it is received & reviewed.