M.Sc. On Campus


University of Toronto

24 months
27520 CAD/year
6210 CAD/year
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The Master of Science degree program at the University of Toronto may normally be taken in three fields: Archaeology, Evolutionary Anthropology, and Medical Anthropology.


About this Degree

Anthropology is concerned with the unity and diversity of humanity (and related primates) and of human culture and society from a comparative and global perspective. For nearly 150 years, aspects of anthropology have been taught at University of Toronto. The Department of Anthropology was established in 1936 and has included many of the most prominent figures in Canadian anthropology.

Members of the department conduct research on present and past human societies, cultural knowledge and practice, evolutionary antecedents, and closely related species. We offer graduate training in sociocultural, medical, biological, linguistic, and archaeological branches of the field.

The Department of Anthropology at the University of Toronto offers research training and courses of instruction in five fields:

  • Archaeology
  • Evolutionary Anthropology
  • Linguistic and Semiotic Anthropology
  • Medical Anthropology
  • Sociocultural Anthropology

Programme Structure

  • 3.0 FCEs, of which 1.5 FCEs will normally be science courses in archaeology, evolutionary anthropology, medical anthropology, or related disciplines depending on the student's program
  • Exceptions to coursework requirements must be approved by the advisor and Graduate Coordinator.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months
  • Part-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


4 alternative credits

4.5 full-course equivalents (FCEs)


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants are admitted under the General Regulations of the School of Graduate Studies. Applicants must also satisfy the Department of Anthropology’s additional admission requirements stated below.

  • B+ average or equivalent.

  • Applicants must satisfy the department that they have the appropriate background to enter a particular program of graduate study.

  • Two letters of reference.

  • A brief statement of interest (not exceeding 1,000 words).

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    27520 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 27520 CAD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    6210 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6210 CAD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Toronto

1502 - 2563 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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