M.A. On Campus


University of Saskatchewan

24 months
6730 CAD/year
4260 CAD/year
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At the Archaeology MA program offered by University of Saskatchewan you will study artifacts and other physical remains of earlier societies and communities in order to unravel the mysteries of human cultural diversity and adaptation.


Program Details

The Archaeology MA program offered by University of Saskatchewan has an emphasis on the Northern Plains and Boreal Forest regions, Northwest Coast, and other Circumpolar regions connecting with local archaeological societies and communities across Saskatchewan and beyond. Our faculty research areas include:

  • Bioarchaeology
  • Environmental archaeology
  • Zooarchaeology
  • Computational archaeology
  • Ancient hunter-gatherers
Archaeologists can reconstruct past human behaviours and life ways from tools, shelters, ornaments, food remnants, modified landscapes, and even human remains. Archaeology at the University of Saskatchewan focuses on the past peoples of western Canada and the broader Circumpolar North. The application of natural science methodologies in the analysis of archaeological materials is an important part of archaeological research.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Bioarchaeology
  • Environmental
  • Historical archaeology
  • Geoarchaeology
  • Zooarchaeology
  • Computer applications
  • Hunter-Gatherer Archaeology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • Late applications may be considered but most awards are made in February and March.


60 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • a cumulative weighted average of at least a 70% (U of S grade system equivalent) in the last two years of study (i.e. 60 credit units)
  • a four-year honours degree, or equivalent, from a recognized college or university  in archaeology or anthropology, or a related discipline
  • a course in archaeological method and theory
  • substantial course work in the area of declared research interest

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    6730 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6730 CAD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    4260 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4260 CAD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Saskatoon

1279 - 1865 CAD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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