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How to Apply

To apply to our Anthropology Master of Arts (M.A.) Degree Program, the following materials are required:

  • Graduate School application form and any applicable fees
  • Official undergraduate and graduate transcripts from all colleges and universities attended
  • A statement of purpose from the candidate addressing their research interests and graduate school objectives
  • Letters of recommendation from three persons familiar with the candidate’s academic record
  • International applicants should also review the NMSU Graduate School's requirements for international students 

The target dates for applications to the Anthropology Graduate Program are listed below; other applications will be received and reviewed on a rolling basis.

  • Feb. 15 (for Fall matriculation)
  • Oct. 15 (for Spring matriculation)

Applications for our M.A. and Graduate Certificate Programs must be submitted through NMSU's central admissions system. To begin an application, please go here: