University of Alberta - Faculty of Graduate Studies & Research

Faculty of Graduate Studies & Research
Killam Centre for Advanced Studies, 2-29 Triffo Hall
Edmonton, AB
Canada T6G 2E1


Program Information
Faculty: Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research
Degree: Doctorate
Field of Study: Anthropology
Description The PhD in Anthropology consists of a minimum of 18 credits of coursework and the completion of a dissertation. The nature of the coursework will be determined by the student and the supervisor with the following requirement: Anthr 601, normally taken in the first term, is required for all PhD students who did not complete Anthr 501 as an MA student in this department. All PhD students are required to attend two two-hour professional development workshops offered by the Department of Anthropology, one of which shall be the Department Ethics Workshop unless already taken as an MA student. Residency requirement is a minimum of two years. The maximum length of time to complete the PhD program is six years from the date of first registration in the program. Students are encouraged to complete the degree within four years as most financial awards do not exceed four years.
Website: Anthropology at University of Alberta - Faculty of Graduate Studies & Research
Areas of Research: Archaeology; Biological Anthropology; Cultural Anthropology; Linguistics.
Thesis Based? Yes
Cost per year:
Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%): 83
Test Scores:
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 88] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 550] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5]

Applicants are encouraged to identify potential supervisors in advance of the review of their application, by contacting one or more potentially suitable faculty members. Please review the faculty members’ webpages for potential availability and fit. When contacting a potential supervisor, it is recommended you send an email including: - A detailed CV - A statement indicating your interest in their program of research - A brief background statement reviewing your related courses and work/research experience.

Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Letter(s) of Reference
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement of Research Interests
  • Work Experience
  • Portfolio
Applicants are required to provide: transcripts; three letters of reference; a definitive statement of intent; a detailed curriculum vitae; and a written sample of recent work (e.g. marked paper, published article, article manuscript, MA thesis or part thereof) - this will be used to assess analytical ability.

* 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.

Last Updated: July 18, 2015