Admission Requirements

  1. You must have a bachelor’s degree from an institutionally accredited and endorsed by CHEA institution with an overall grade-point average of 2.5 or better.
  2. One class in the Introduction to Cultural Anthropology is required, with a grade of C or better. Candidates lacking the introductory course may take it online through Eastern University in the summer before enrolling.

Application Steps:

Step 1: Please submit all of the following:

  • Application: Completed and signed - Apply Online Now!
  • Official Transcript(s) from the degree conferring undergraduate institution you have attended. An additional official transcript will be needed to reflect the Introduction to Cultural Anthropology course if you have taken it at an institution other than where your undergraduate degree was completed. Submit the Request for Official College Transcript and the Admissions Office will request your transcript(s) on your behalf.
  • Current Resume: Describing your work and educational history.
  • Essay:  This is a program the brings Christian theology into an in depth study of cultural anthropology.  Please write a 2-3 double-spaced page essay using the following prompt: 
    • 1.) Describe your intellectual and spiritual background to date
    • 2.) Describe how this degree might assist you personally or professionally going forward. 

Step 2:  After receiving your letter of acceptance you will need to:

  • Submit a New Student Enrollment Form for registration (for which you will receive instructions by email).
  • Submit a $150 tuition deposit.

Entry Term Details

Fall Semester (August)

  • If you begin in August, your curriculum will begin with core classes.

Spring Semester (January)

  • If you begin in January, your curriculum will begin with elective classes and move to core courses in the fall.

Important Notes:

  • At least 4.5 credits must be taken per semester to qualify for financial aid.
  • The core classes for the program must be taken together in one academic year (2.5 classes per semester).  Electives can be taken before, during or after the core.
“Throughout this program, I really appreciated the support from both my peers and the staff. They were always willing to guide and assist in any way possible. This program has allowed me to be even more open and accepting of those around me, while humbling me in a way that allows for grace, patience and growth.”

Autumn von Hindenburg, MA '22

Contact Information

Eastern University
Graduate and Professional Studies Admissions
1300 Eagle Road
St. Davids, PA 19087

Email: gpsadmissions@eastern.edu