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Program Information

School:University of Alberta - Faculty of Graduate Studies & Research
Faculty:Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research
Field of Study:Anthropology
Description:Our Master of Arts programs train students in anthropological theory and methodologies through course and fieldwork, research, and the development of an original thesis. Our students graduate with knowledge and skills that prepare them to continue in academia or pursue professional careers both in and outside of anthropology.

During the course of their program, MA students will be required to attend two two-hour professional Development Workshops offered by the Department.
URL:Anthropology at University of Alberta - Faculty of Graduate Studies & Research
Areas of Research:Archaeology; Biological Anthropology; Cultural Anthropology; Linguistics.
Thesis Based:Yes
Length:2 Year(s)

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*83

These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

    For the MA programs (thesis-based), a four-year undergraduate degree with a grade point average of 3.3/4.0 in the last 60 (or equivalent) at the University of Alberta or an equivalent qualification from a recognized institution;

    Test Scores:
    • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 90] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 7] or Michigan English Language Assessment Battery [min. 85] or Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 70]
    Application Notes : Applicants are encouraged to identify potential supervisors in advance of the review of their application, by contacting one or more potentially suitable faculty members. Please review the faculty members’ webpages for potential availability and fit. When contacting a potential supervisor, it is recommended you send an email including: - A detailed CV - A statement indicating your interest in their program of research - A brief background statement reviewing your related courses and work/research experience.
    Additional Admission Requirements:
    • Letter(s) of Reference
    • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
    • Statement of Research Interests
    • Work Experience
    • Portfolio
    Applicants are required to provide: transcripts; three letters of reference; a definitive statement of intent; a detailed curriculum vitae; and a written sample of recent work (e.g. marked paper, published article, article manuscript, MA thesis or part thereof) - this will be used to assess analytical ability.

    * The entrance grade may change from year to year. Please contact the school for further information.

    * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

    Modified on October 07, 2019