Thank you for your interest in the graduate program in Anthropology at Western University. If you are thinking about graduate study in Anthropology you have come to the right place. At Western, we offer PhD streams in archaeology/bioarchaeology and in sociocultural anthropology (including linguistic anthropology). In all of our three MA streams (archaeology/bioarchaeology, sociocultural anthropology [including linguistic anthropology], and applied archaeology) we offer the opportunity to do a full thesis, from project conception through research, analysis and write-up. This is increasingly rare at the MA level - if you are ready for this challenge, we may be the right fit for you.
“In the Anthropology department, there is a really strong sense of community between faculty and students. While we all have our specializations in the sub-fields of anthropology, students and faculty alike are genuinely interested in learning and discussing everyone’s research -- we are all Anthropologists in the holistic sense of the term.”
Supervisors: Dr. Fred Longstaffe and Dr. Jean-Francois MillaireWhy did you come to Western for your graduate degree?
“The atmosphere of Western’s Anthropology department has drawn me in. The sense of support and connection is a key factor in determining my success.”
Supervisor: Dr. Bipasha BaruahWhat is it about your grad program that enables you to thrive and be successful?
Our faculty are each engaged in dynamic and cutting edge research both in Canada and beyond. We have some of the finest research laboratory facilities for graduate students in Archaeology and Bioarchaeology, and our Sociocultural faculty have conducted research around the world. Our research pages include a list of faculty publications. Our faculty pages include more detailed information of individual interests and expertise. In particular, we have developed core research themes, which make our program intensely interdisciplinary. Our connections with other departments and programs build on this interdisciplinary approach, allowing students to make connections with scholars throughout the university, and around the world.
We will begin accepting applications for September 2018 admission on October 15, 2017 and the application deadline is January 15, 2018. While we do sometimes review domestic applications after the deadline, applications submitted by January 15 will receive fullest consideration from our admissions committee. We cannot consider international applications that are submitted late. If you have any questions about the application or the program please contact email@example.com.