Anthropology, M.A. | Carleton University | Ottawa, Canada
24 months
18463 CAD/year
6657 CAD/year
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For more than 35 years, this Anthropology MA course offered by the Carleton University has promoted this exploration of cultural practices and social conditions in diverse contexts throughout the world including Africa, Asia, North America, South America and Oceania 


Capital Advantage

As home to many governmental and non-governmental institutions, Ottawa provides exceptional institutional resources that our students can draw on for their research and career opportunities. 

Graduate students in the Anthropology MA course offered by the Carleton University may pursue a placement in one such organization, linking this practical work with their area of interest for their thesis research. The nation’s capital also houses a variety of library, archival and museum collections that provide unique opportunities for those interested in the anthropological study of material culture, art, ethnohistory and historical texts.

Career Opportunities

Since 2009, with the inauguration of the PhD in Anthropology, Carleton has contributed to the training of professional anthropologists. Alumni are pursuing successful careers with community and development organizations, businesses, universities and governments. Professionals already employed in Ottawa also find that completing an MA part-time can expand their knowledge of cross-cultural issues and provide them with additional expertise to enhance their careers. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Symbolism and culture
  • Global development and underdevelopment
  • Indigeneity
  • Medical anthropology
  • Environment

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


60 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A statement of academic/research interests and ambitions (1-2 pages in length)
  • Sample of written work;
  • Two referee appraisal forms and letters of reference (to be uploaded by referees); and
  • One transcript (unofficial can be uploaded by student – official transcripts can be mailed to the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs and only required if offer is made).

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    18463 CAD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 18463 CAD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    6657 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6657 CAD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Ottawa

1168 - 1925 CAD /month
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