University of Toronto

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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

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months
  • Part-time
    • 72 months

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90 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

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)

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