York University - Graduate Studies

Graduate Studies
Office of Graduate Admissions, P.O. Box GA2300, 4700 Keele Street
Toronto, ON
Canada M3J 1P3

Anthropology – Social

Program Information
Faculty: Faculty of Graduate Studies
Degree: Doctorate
Field of Study: Anthropology, Other
Description The Doctoral program prepares candidates for a career in teaching, research or as an anthropologist employed in the public or private sector. Graduates are expected to have acquired autonomy in conducting in-depth, full-scale field research projects. They are expected to be able to conduct research, write, revise and publish scholarly manuscripts. These objectives are achieved beginning with a first year of formal course work that includes the possibility of internships as well as directed reading courses. The second year of the program is geared towards developing intellectual independence and a comprehensive understanding of theory, method and area, in preparing for comprehensive requirements: two comprehensive examinations and a research proposal. The next phase of training tests students' abilities to conduct independent field research in diverse social and cultural settings and locales. Field sites are various and range widely both spatially and temporally and in concept. The final phase of the program involves writing the dissertation culminating in an oral defense. All doctoral students are encouraged to gain experience as teaching and/or research assistants. Our Faculty of Graduate Studies was the first in Canada to offer graduate students the opportunity for a teaching practicum. Our students regularly take advantage of the weekly teaching development workshops offered at the university's Centre for the Support of Teaching.
Website: Anthropology – Social at York University - Graduate Studies
Cost per year:

Cost per year is for the 2017-2018 academic year and includes tuition and supplementary fees.
Test Scores:
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 600] or Michigan English Language Assessment Battery [min. 85] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 100] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 7.5] or Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 70]
Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Letter(s) of Reference
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement of Research Interests
Priority is given to applicants with a Master’s Degree in Anthropology with at least a "B+" average and with a special emphasis in Social Anthropology. We will also consider applicants with a Master's Degree in a related discipline who have a strong background in anthropology through coursework or supervised research.

* 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: November 17, 2017