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The Schreyer Honors College IUG Program for Anthropology

The Penn State Schreyer Honors College (SHC) offers an Integrated Undergraduate/Graduate Program (IUG) that is designed for exceptional undergraduate students in the SHC to complete bachelor’s and master’s degrees simultaneously in five years. Details of this program, including instructions for applying through the Honors College, can be found at the SHC: Integrated Undergraduate/Graduate Programs website. Students may apply to this program in their 4th, 5th, or 6th semesters of study. Prior to applying, students are expected to have identified a faculty member in Anthropology who will serve as their graduate mentor and to have discussed their plans with their proposed mentor and with the Department Honors Adviser. To be considered for the IUG program in Anthropology, students must be in good standing in the SHC with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.40.

Application materials must be submitted and reviewed by the Department of Anthropology prior to submission of the completed application packet to the SHC. To ensure a timely review of the application prior to the SHC deadlines, students should submit the following materials to the Department of Anthropology no later than the first Friday of their 4th, 5th, or 6th semester of study:

  • Online Graduate School Application
  • Two letters of reference submitted via the online Graduate Application
  • Personal statement
  • Transcript and Degree Audit
  • Current Resume or Curriculum Vita
  • Honors Adviser Nomination letter
  • Research Mentor Nomination letter
  • Plan of Study (to be completed in consultation with Honors Adviser)
  • Thesis Proposal Report (6th semester students only)

    GRE scores are not required. The above application materials will be reviewed by the whole faculty as part of the normal graduate admissions process.

    The requirements for the completion of the IUG program include maintaining a GPA of at least 3.40, submitting semester reports to the Graduate School each semester, successfully completing all required coursework at both undergraduate and graduate levels, completing the thesis by the end of the fifth year (following all Thesis Office deadlines).

    For additional information, please refer to the Graduate Handbook.