University of Ottawa/Université d'Ottawa - Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies

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Anthropology (MA)

University of Ottawa/Université d'Ottawa - Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies

Faculty:Graduate Programs
Field of Study:Anthropology
Thesis Based:Yes
Length:2 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $7,739


The School of Sociological and Anthropological Studies offers a program leading to the Master of Arts (MA) in Anthropology. The MA program is offered both full- and part-time and is offered in French and in English. All students must, however, complete at least one course given in French. Linguistic support for this partial French immersion is available. In accordance with the University of Ottawa regulation, students have a right to produce their work, their thesis, and to answer examination questions in French or in English. Two options are available for the MA, the MA with thesis and the MA with research paper.


Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*70
These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
    Students who have a BA with honours or major in anthropology with a minimum average of 70% (B), calculated in accordance with FGPS guidelines, may be admitted to the MA program. Students who have an honours BA with a minimum average of 70% (B) in another discipline, calculated in accordance with FGPS guidelines, may be accepted into a qualifying program, requiring them to complete a maximum of eight courses.

    All applicants must have proficiency in understanding, speaking and writing either English or French. Applicants whose first language is neither English nor French must provide proof of proficiency in one or the other. The list of acceptable proofs is indicated in the “Admission” section of the General Regulations of the FGPS. Students must indicate in their application the language in which they plan to take the majority of their courses. Since the program includes a requirement to take a common course (ANT 6550 Problématique de recherche en anthropologie) in French, all applicants must have at least a passive knowledge of French. Where the level of French is inadequate, the applicant may be admitted but will need to take a language course during the first session in the program to be able to successfully complete ANT 6550, which is offered in the second session of the first year. The department reserves the right to require a language test for either language.
    Test Scores:
    • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 580] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 79-80]
    Additional Admission Requirements:
    • Letter(s) of Reference
    • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
    • Statement of Research Interests
    Two recommendation letters and official transcripts of all previous universities attended are required.

    * 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 13, 2022