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Anthropology, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #18 (WUR) Toronto, Canada
The Anthropology program of University of Toronto studies the discipline concerned with the unity and diversity of humanity (and related primates) and of human culture and society from a comparative and global perspective


The Anthropology program of University of Toronto offers research training and courses of instruction in five fields:

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

Program Description

The MSc program is most appropriate for students who are considering careers in consulting archaeology, some aspects of medical or forensic anthropology, NGO work, or application to PhD programs in Anthropology at other Canadian universities.

The full-time two-year program is normally completed by the summer of Year 2. The MSc program can be taken on a full-time or part-time basis.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Social Cultural Anthropology and Global Issues
  • Archaeology of Ritual and Identity
  • Western Views of the Non-West
  • Anthropology of Material Culture
  • Human Movement
  • Multispecies Ethnography

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 36 months
    • Average part-time duration 72 months
  • Credits
    90 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: B+

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

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

  • International

    23770 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 23770 CAD per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    6210 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6210 CAD per year and a duration of 36 months.
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  • 1,863 CAD (domestic)
  • 7,131 CAD (international)

Living costs for Toronto

  • 1502 - 2570 CAD/month
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