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Applying for Admission

Applying for admission is a two-step process: 

Step One: University Application 
Step Two: Anthropology Department Application

All information and forms must be received by Graduate Admissions and the Anthropology Department by the appropriate deadlines to be guaranteed consideration for current academic year admission. It is your responsibility to be sure all information is received. All applicants whose files are complete by the appropriate dates will be reviewed and considered for admission to classified status. Late applicants may be considered if there are openings and will be notified by letter as to their acceptance or non-acceptance into their respective programs.

STEP ONE: University Application

Those who wish to apply for Fall 2017 after May 31stmust complete a paper application. Here are the instructions for submittal.

The deadline to submit the paper application for Fall 2017 is June 15th. All students, including graduating seniors from this university, who plan to enroll as postbaccalaureate or graduate students for the first time, must submit a formal university graduate application and pay a $55 nonrefundable application fee.

Former graduate students of the university must apply for readmission if: (a) they have been absent for more than one quarter (excluding summer sessions) immediately preceding the quarter for which readmission is sought, or (b) they have attended other colleges during their absences from California State University, San Bernardino. Students who are reapplying must again pay the $55 application fee.

Students who completed their undergraduate coursework at a university other than CSUSB, or who have attended other colleges during their absences from CSUSB, must submit official transcripts to the Office of Graduate Admissions for each institution attended. Please allow at least one month prior to the deadline for your transcripts to be sent to the University. Admissions must evaluate your transcripts before issuing a Graduate Credit Summary. Your file is not complete without this summary.

The department strongly suggests that students apply to the university at least a month in advance of our deadline to allow sufficient time for the university to input you into the system and generate essential paperwork for your file.

If you are an unclassified graduate student or currently enrolled in another graduate program at CSUSB, you must file a change of program form with the Graduate Admissions office in lieu of the university application.

If you will be applying to more than one graduate program on campus, please contact the Graduate Admissions office at (909) 537-5030 to submit additional PART B sections of the university application.

STEP TWO: Department Application

In addition to the university application, students must also submit the following documents directly to the Anthropology Department:

  1. A Statement of Purpose
    This statement should include information on which archaeological field school you have completed or a description of your field experience in archaeology conducted under professional supervision.
  2. Three Letters of Recommendation (in sealed envelopes signed by the recommenders)
  3. A copy of the confirmation page of your online application to the university

This package of application materials should be sent to the Coordinator, MA in Applied Archaeology, Department of Anthropology, California State University San Bernardino, 5500 University Parkway, San Bernardino, CA 92407-2397.

Application Deadlines

Quarter of Enrollment Date of Completed Application
Fall 2018 June 15, 2018

Applications are accepted each year only for enrollment in the fall.