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Admission requirements

To be considered for admission, a candidate must satisfy the following requirements:

  • Honours bachelor’s degree majoring in Anthropology with a minimum 75% (B) average in the final two years of a four-year program.
    or
  • Honours bachelor’s degree in any social science or humanities field with a minimum 75% (B) average in the final two years of their program, and have taken at least five courses in Anthropology that include content in ethnography, and either Biological or Archaeological Anthropology. 
    or
  • Honours bachelor’s degree in natural sciences with a minimum 75% (B) average in the final two years of their program and have taken at least five courses in Anthropology that include content in anthropological theory, ethnography, and either Biological or Archaeological Anthropology.

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Application deadline: February 1

All Waterloo graduate program applications are completed via our online application. The application support material must be submitted in electronic file format. Or, if you have paper documents, they can be scanned into e-files (e.g. PDF) and uploaded to the application.

Online application must include:

  • Two letters of reference from academic sources
  • Statement of research interest (approximately 500 words)
  • Official transcripts from all previous post-secondary institutions
  • Proof of competency in English (if applicable)

Notice to International Students: due to funding restrictions we are currently limiting the number of international students we can admit. Please contact the Associate Chair, Graduate Studies, Dr. Adrienne Lo, prior to applying to discuss your interest in our programs.