McMaster University – School of Graduate Studies

School of Graduate Studies
Gilmour Hall 212
Hamilton, ON
Canada L8S 4L8

Program Information
Faculty: Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Anthropology
Degree: Master
Field of Study: Anthropology
Description Anthropology is the study of humans, past and present. We combine commitments to the exploration of archaeological, physical, and cultural aspects of human and social being through a range of approaches with the aim of enabling fuller understanding all aspects of humans. Normally students are expected to have completed an undergraduate degree in anthropology (or have a degree with a significant anthropology component). Applicants must have clearly developed intellectual and research interests. MA applicants should have at least tentatively defined ideas for a thesis research project.
Website: Anthropology (Course-Based) at McMaster University – School of Graduate Studies
Course Based? Yes
Length: 1 Year(s)
Cost per year:

Provincial: $8,939.16
National: $8,939.16

Cost per year is based on the 2017-2018 academic year, and represents tuition cost for three semesters. Mandatory supplementary fees are not included. Please see website for complete cost breakdown.

Requirements
Test Scores:

  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Computer Based) [min. 237] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 92] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 580] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5] or Michigan English Language Assessment Battery [min. 90]

Applicants are required to submit evidence of their proficiency in the English language as part of their application. The most common evidence is a score on one of the following exams: TOEFL: minimum score of 92 (internet based), 237 (computer based) or 580 (paper based); IELTS (Academic): minimum overall score of 6.5, with at least 5.5 in each section; or MELAB: minimum score of 90. Applicants who have completed an academic ESL program through Canadian academic institutions may petition to have this considered in lieu of TOEFL.

Additional Admission Requirements:

  • Letter(s) of Reference
  • Statement of Research Interests
  • Portfolio

The University requires, as the major indicator of ability to complete a Master’s program successfully, the holding of an Honours bachelor’s degree with at least a B+ average (equivalent to a McMaster 8.5 GPA out of 12) in the most current 20 half credit courses in the discipline, or relating to the discipline, in which the applicant proposes to do graduate work.