Preparing for Graduate School

How Should You Prepare for Graduate School?

The University of Vermont provides an excellent guide to the process of graduate school admissions in the four subfields of Anthropology (socio-cultural, archaeological, linguistic, and biological). It offers perspectives and advice on how to approach the entire process of applying, what you can do to prepare before you graduate, how to select the best program and school for you, how to write a personal statement and ask for recommendations, when to undertake different aspects of the process, what to do if you are accepted (or not), and basic resources for further exploration.

What Graduate Admissions Committees Look For

A member of the graduate admissions committee in anthropology at the University of Hawai'i reflects on what committees look for in a graduate student.