Graduate Department Information
We invite applications for graduate study for the 2014-15 academic year.
Please join us at the Graduate Open House on November 15, 2013.
The Department offers instruction and research training in the fields of archaeology, evolutionary anthropology, social-cultural and linguistic anthropology, and medical anthropology. Environmental perspectives and culture and construction of meaning in historical perspective are general areas of emphasis. M.A., M.Sc., and Ph.D. degrees are offered in all fields. Collaborative Programs also form part of the curriculum.
Our areas of strength are in:
Archaeology - geographic areas include: Canada (Ontario, the Arctic, and British Columbia), Asia, Africa, Latin America, and France. Topical areas include human ecology, ethnoarchaeology, lithic analysis, archaeometry, archaeozoology, and palaeoethnobotany.
Social-cultural and linguistic anthropology - geographic areas include: sub-Arctic Canada, the Caribbean, Latin America, North America, Europe, Asia, Australia and New Guinea, Africa, and the Middle East.
Topical areas include: sociolinguistics and semiotics, political economy, gender and sexuality, religion, modernities, transnationalism, environment, development, new technologies and media, colonialism, postcolonial states, subjectivities and personhood.
Evolutionary anthropology - palaeoanthropology and human evolution, primatology, forensic anthropology, molecular anthropology, human skeletal biology, historical demography, and health.
Medical Anthropology - bio-social factors influencing human disease and nutrition, gender and sexuality, and HIV/AIDS.Please explore the research interests of our graduate faculty.
Did you know?
The Department of Anthropology was officially established at the University of Toronto in 1936. The first M.A. degree was awarded in 1949; the first Ph.D. in 1956. Since that time, more than 330 Ph.D. degrees and 600 Masters degrees have been conferred in the Department. In the 2013-14 academic year, the Department had a total graduate enrollment of 171 students; 128 Ph.D. and 43 Masters students.
Over half of all our Ph.D. graduates, are employed in tenure-stream or tenured positions in universities in Canada, United States, Egypt, Sierra Leone, Nigeria, South Africa, Japan, Philippines, Italy, Malaysia, and Australia. About a quarter of our Ph.D. graduates are employed in museums, government agencies, or research and consulting groups in Canada and abroad. For further information about our PhD graduates, please visit: