Prospective Students

MAGA: Michigan Anthropology Graduate Association

Department of Anthropology Application Information

Our graduate program is accepting online applications for Fall 2016. The application deadline is December 15, 2015.

If you don't find answers to your questions in the FAQ, Handbook or Checklist, contact the Graduate Program Assistant at 734.936.7933 with specific questions.

Application Fee Waivers Available

Application fee waivers are available until December 1, 2015.

Based on the following criteria, if you believe you qualify for an application fee waiver, contact the faculty member with whom you would like to work and explain and provide proof of your qualification for a fee waiver.  Fee waivers are limited.

Application Fee Waiver Criteria:

1.  You have a record of superior academic achievement;
2.  You are a U.S. citizen or permanent resident; AND must meet one or more of the following:

a) Come from an educational, cultural or geographic background that is underrepresented, in graduate study, in your discipline, in the United States or at the University of Michigan;

b)  Have demonstrated a commitment to diversity in the academic, professional, or civic realm through your work experience, volunteer engagement, or leadership of student or community organizations. By diversity, we mean efforts to reduce social, educational or economic disparities based on race, ethnicity or gender, or to improve race relations in the U.S.;

c) Have experienced financial hardship as a result of family economic circumstances; 

d) Are a first generation U.S. citizen or first generation in your family to graduate from a four- year college. Please keep in mind race, ethnicity, gender, or national origin may not be used as criteria for requesting an application fee waiver.

Michigan's Ph.D. program takes an average of 7 years to complete. We do not offer a terminal Master's degree program.

FLAS Fellowship Intent Form

To view the FLAS Fellowship Intent Form, please click here.

Description of Interest Form (for Change of Program applicants only)

To view the Description of Interest Form, please click here.

Joint Programs