Admissions and Financial Aid
How to Apply
Graduate Division is encouraging online applications and provides comprehensive guidelines and instructions on the Graduate Division web site. In addition to the general graduate application, the Folklore Program also requires GRE scores, one to two copies of your official transcript, a statement of purpose, a personal statement, and a critical writing sample. Although admissions requirements for the Folklore and Anthropology graduate programs differ, the Anthropology Department's requirements provide useful information about statements and recommendations. Please note that printed materials should be sent to 232 Kroeber Hall, Berkeley, CA 94720-3710, not to the Folklore Archive. The deadline for Fall admission is December 15. We do not admit students for the Spring Semester.
The Folklore Graduate Program attempts to support students financially, often in the form of Graduate Student Researcher, Graduate Student Instructor, and Reader positions. Also, one incoming student per year will receive the Alan Dundes Fellowship. Nevertheless, we cannot guarantee funding and applicants are strongly encouraged to seek outside fellowship support. Inquiries may be directed to Ned Garrett, Graduate Student Affairs Officer for the Folklore Program, by emailing
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