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Apply to the Anthropology and Social Change PhD and MA Programs

The Anthropology and Social Change program offers a MA and PhD.


MA Admission Requirements

  • Online Admissions Application
  • Non-refundable $65 Application Fee
  • Degree Requirement: An undergraduate degree (BA, BS, or the equivalent) from an accredited college or university.
  • Transcripts: Official transcripts from all accredited academic institutions attended within the United States. Transcripts must arrive in their official, sealed envelopes.
  • Autobiographical Statement: A four-to-six page (typed, double-spaced) introspective autobiographical statement discussing your values, emotional and spiritual insights, aspirations, and life experiences that have led to your decision to apply.
  • Goal Statement: A one-page (typed, double-spaced) statement of your educational and professional objectives.
  • Two Letters of Recommendation: Recommenders should use standard business format and include full contact information-name, email, phone number, and mailing address.
  • Academic Writing Sample: A writing sample of eight-to-ten pages (typed, double-spaced) that demonstrates your capacity to think critically and reflectively and demonstrates graduate level writing abilities. A sample that uses outside sources must include proper citations. You may submit copies of previous work, such as a recent academic paper, article, or report that reflects scholarly abilities.

International students and individuals who have studied at institutions outside the US and Canada may have additional requirements. Please see the International Student page for details.


PhD Admission Requirements

  • Admissions Application
  • Non-refundable $65 Application Fee
  • Degree Requirement: A master's degree (or the equivalent) from an accredited college or university.
  • Transcripts: Official transcripts from all accredited academic institutions attended within the United States. Transcripts must arrive in their official, sealed envelopes.
  • Autobiographical Statement: A four-to-six page (typed, double-spaced) introspective autobiographical statement discussing your values, emotional and spiritual insights, aspirations, and life experiences that have led to your decision to apply.
  • Goal Statement: A one-page (typed, double-spaced) statement of your educational and professional objectives.
  • Two Letters of Recommendation: Recommenders should use standard business format and include full contact information-name, email, phone number, and mailing address.
  • Academic Writing Sample: A writing sample of eight to ten pages (typed, double-spaced) that demonstrates your capacity to think critically and reflectively and demonstrates graduate level writing abilities. A sample that uses outside sources must include proper citations. You may submit copies of previous work, such as a recent academic paper, article, or report that reflects scholarly abilities.

International students and individuals who have studied at institutions outside the US and Canada may have additional requirements. Please see the International Student page for details.


Please visit Applying to CIIS for more information. For questions about admissions to either the MA or PhD programs, please contact our admissiosn counselor:

Ebrahim Nasher
(415) 575-6291
enasher@ciis.edu

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