Graduate Programs

Welcome to Graduate Studies at the Department of Anthropology. Here you will find information about how to apply to our department, program requirements, tuition and funding, and current courses.

At the University of Toronto, the Graduate Department of Anthropology is spread among all three campuses — University of Toronto Mississauga, University of Toronto St. George, and University of Toronto Scarborough — and is thus able to draw on more than 60 graduate faculty as well as faculty in cognate departments who participate in our graduate programs. Most in-person graduate courses take place in the Anthropology Building (19 Ursula Franklin St.) at the St. George campus but some, especially certain lab-based ones, take place in Scarborough or Mississauga. Most graduate students in Anthropology also have office space in the St. George Anthropology Building.

The Anthropology Department currently accepts 20-25 Master’s and 15-20 PhD students each year, and the total number of graduate students in the department is about 170. As of 2017-18, the average time to completion for MA students was 1.2 years, 2.1 years for MSc students and 7.1 years for PhD students. All Master’s students receive one year of funding, whether they are in the one-year MA or two-year MSc program, and PhD students receive a four-year funding package, but typically receive additional funding from Teaching Assistantships and other sources after year four (see link for funding information). Thinking of applying? Please use the links below to find out more!