IX. Graduate Programs

Public Issues Anthropology

MA Program

Admission Requirements

Applicants must possess an Honours BA (4 years) degree or its equivalent with at least a 'B+ average in the final two undergraduate years. Students who do not meet departmental requirements, e.g., students whose undergraduate degree does not include basic courses in sociology and/or anthropology, may be admitted provisionally.

Degree Requirements

The MA program allows students to become actively involved in advanced studies and research in Anthropology. Students enrol in one of two study options: 1) thesis, or 2) course work and major research paper.


Students must complete a minimum of 2.0 credits, conduct research, and write a thesis.

Course Work and Major Research Paper (MRP)

Students must complete a minimum of 4.0 credits (including 1.0 credit the Major Paper course ANTH*6660) and write a major paper.

All students are required to attend a Public Issues Anthropology seminar (ANTH*6000) in their first semester. They must also master basic theory and methodological skills. This is normally fulfilled through the successful completion of the courses ANTH*6080 and ANTH*6140. Students typically begin their studies in the Fall semester.

University of Guelph
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Guelph, Ontario, N1G 2W1