Prospective Students

Admission to BOTH the Graduate School and the Department of Anthropology is required.

Application packets should be sent simultaneously and to the appropriate corresponding entity. To ensure that your application gets proper and timely attention, do not send your Graduate School application to the Department of Anthropology.

Submission deadlines

Fall Semester:

  • January 31 - May 1
  • Applications submitted by January 31 will receive greater consideration for funding.
  • Applications received after May 1 will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Spring Semester:

  • September 1 - November 30

Graduate School Application Requirements:

Department of Anthropology Application Requirements:*

*Department of Anthropology application packets can be sent by mail (see address below) or can be emailed to Paulette Wilkerson at or Dr. Kathryn Hicks at

Prospective Student Resources

Mailing Addresses

Graduate School

Office of Graduate Admissions      
101 Wilder Tower
The University of Memphis
Memphis, TN 38152
Phone: 901.678-3685
Fax: 901678.5023

Department of Anthropology

Dr. Kathryn Hicks, Graduate Coordinator
Department of Anthropology
316 Manning Hall
The University of Memphis
Memphis, TN 38152
Phone: 901.678.2080
Fax: 901.678.2069