How to apply for graduate studies

Get onto the path to your next degree in Anthropology or Archaeology with these steps.

Getting ready

Follow these steps before you apply for grad studies. Admissions to graduate programs are highly competitive, as there are a limited number of spaces. There is no general right of admission, so it's best to be as prepared as possible.

Before you start

Ensure you meet admission requirements for the Faculty of Graduate Studies and your program.

Preparing

Plan 2 to 6 months to prepare required documents. International students may need longer.

Deadline

Your online application and all application components must be received by Jan. 15 to be considered for funding for September admission.

Department requirements

In order to be admitted into a graduate program at the University of Calgary you must meet the minimum admission standards for both the Faculty of Graduate Studies and the program to which you wish to apply.


Anthropology

The Department of Anthropology and Archaeology offers potential graduate students a thesis-based Masters program, as well as a Doctoral program.

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Archaeology

The Department of Anthropology and Archaeology offers potential graduate students a thesis-based Masters program, as well as a Doctoral program.

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Biological Anthropology

The Department of Anthropology and Archaeology offers potential graduate students an interdisciplinary specialization in Biological Anthropology when registered in a Master of Arts (MA), Master of Science (MSc), or a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD).

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Guidelines for Statement of Intent

There is a Statement of Intent required for both Masters and Doctoral programs. We strongly encourage you to read the guidelines for writing a Statement of Intent for your application.

Ready to apply?

What you'll need

The Faculty of Graduate Studies has detailed instructions about the application process.

Read admission steps and requirements

Do you have everything?

You are responsible for ensuring your application is complete and all documents are received by the deadline.

Graduate supervisor

Students are advised to contact the Department of Anthropology and Archaeology for guidance in finding a supervisor.

Contact us

Begin your application

First create an eID. You must have one to access the online application.

Once you begin, remember to click 'Save & Continue' often to ensure your application is saved.

Online application


Graduate program contacts

Contact us for any questions you may have about the programs we offer.

Graduate Program Administrator

Ask me about graduate program advising

Nikki Morgan
403.220.7131
anargrad@ucalgary.ca »

Graduate Program Director

Ask me about graduate degree requirements

Dr. Sabrina Peric
403.220.6518
speric@ucalgary.ca »

Questions?

View some commonly asked questions you may have about applying for graduate studies in the Department of Anthropology and Archaeology.

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