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Integrated Undergraduate/Graduate (IUG) Programs

The Department of Anthropology offers two IUG programs:

Students who are applying to the Integrated Undergraduate and Graduate (IUG) program must complete the Graduate School application for admission, and must meet all the admission requirements of the Graduate School and the Anthropology IUG graduate program. Students shall be admitted to an IUG program no earlier than the beginning of the third semester of undergraduate study at Penn State (regardless of transfer or AP credits accumulated prior to enrollment) and no later than the end of the second week of the semester preceding the semester of expected conferral of the undergraduate degree, as specified in the proposed IUG plan of study. Criteria for admission include a minimum GPA of 3.4 in their majors, strong recommendation letters from faculty, and an excellent proposal for a research project with a specific adviser who has agreed to guide the student through to the completion of the M.A. thesis or scholarly paper. In consultation with this adviser, students must prepare a plan of study appropriate to this integrated program, and must present their plan of study in person to the head of the graduate program or the appropriate committee overseeing the integrated program prior to being admitted to the program. The plan should cover the entire time period of the integrated program, and it should be reviewed periodically with an adviser as the student advances through the program.

Entrance to the Anthropology graduate program occurs in the fall semester. Applications must be received by the department no later than December 1.