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Discover McMaster's Anthropology Grad Program

Graduate studies in Anthropology at McMaster

At McMaster, our anthropological research encompasses North America, Indigenous Study, Europe, Latin America, Africa, and Southeast and East AsiaOur research and graduate training program includes the archaeologicalbiologicalsocio-cultural and health subfields.
The Department has 17 full-time faculty members. We work with adjunct faculty and associated members from departments across campus. We have strong ties with Geography and Earth Sciences, Religious Studies, Linguistics, the Biochemistry, and others.
What our researchers share in common is a commitment to discovery. Through smart collaboration we are continuously expanding our depth and breadth of knowledge, experience, and skill sets.

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How to Apply

A community of scholars

 Questions about our graduate programs?

John Silva, Admin Assistant, Graduate Program
Tel: 905-525-9140 ext. 24424

Why McMaster?

A world class university

  • Our Strengths: One of only five Canadian universities (and one of only two in Ontario) consistently ranked among the Top 100 in the world by the major global ranking systems.
  • Our Research: Ranked first for two consecutive years as Canada’s most research intensive University.
  • Our Campus: 300 acres of property with 30-acre central core designated for pedestrians and bicyclists.
  • Our Students: 3,514 graduate students. Fourth in the country (and second in Ontario) in overall student satisfaction.

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Faculty supervisors

In our graduate program we emphasize a close match of the interests of students and their faculty supervisors. We'll work with you to find a supervisor who will complement your research and learning style. Discover which of our faculty members are currently doing research that matches your interests. View our People

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Graduate Student Life

Graduate Student Life

Choosing a grad program is really exciting, but it can also be stressful; grad school is a big investment, and you definitely want to pick the right program for you. Learn a bit more about the culture of the Anthropology Department, the McMaster campus and the vibrant city of Hamilton, Ontario.

Student Life


Professional development and careers

Anthropologists can be found in corporations, all levels of government, educational institutions and non-profit associations. Organizations use anthropologists in planning, research and managerial capacities.

Learn more about careers opportunities, where our grads go and our professional development workshops.

Career Paths