Western Graduate & Postdoctoral  Studies


Master of Arts (MA)

Program Websites

Program Contact

Christine Wall (cwall4@uwo.ca)
Graduate Program Coordinator

Department of Anthropology

Western University
Social Science Centre Rm 3324
London, Ontario N6A 5C2

t. 519-661-2111 ext. 83938
f. 519-661-2157

Anthropology is dedicated to documenting and understanding human beings. It takes as its starting proposition the idea that we can only reach such an understanding by studying people wherever and whenever they have occurred and from both a cultural and biological perspective. As such, it is one of the most diverse academic disciplines and draws its inspirations from the social sciences, natural sciences and humanities.

Times to Completion

  • 6 Terms (2 years)
  • 3 Terms (1 year) for intensive option in Applied Archaeology

Curriculum Options

  • Full-time study
  • Part-time study (Applied Archaeology Stream only)
  • Thesis-based

Funding Details

Applicants (domestic and international) are encouraged to apply for the following scholarships:

Admission Requirements

  • Four-year degree, honours or the equivalent, in anthropology, or an equivalent background in social sciences and/or the intended specialty.
  • At least a 78% or a B+ average for all available 3rd and 4th year courses.

Students who do not have a degree in anthropology may be required to take specific courses to fill in their background in preparation for admission to the graduate program. Please consult the Graduate Chair for clarification.

Additional Requirements

  • For admission to the applied archaeology stream, we also take into account professional experience gained since completion of undergraduate studies.

Test Requirements

Applicants whose first language is not English must furnish evidence of their proficiency in the use of the English language:

Application Deadline(s)

  • January 15 - Acceptance notification in mid-March

Fields of Research

  • Applied Archaeology
  • Archaeology and Bioarchaeology
  • Sociocultural Anthropology