Admission Guidelines

Archaeology Admission Guidelines

An applicant must hold a B.A. Honours in Archaeology or equivalent degree in Anthropology from a college or university of acceptable standing. Students with honours degrees or equivalent in other disciplines are encouraged to apply. Their programs will be constructed on a case-by-case basis, but they will be required to make up certain entrance prerequisites. These include a minimum of one course each in at least three of the four sub-fields of archaeology - ethnology, linguistics, archaeology and biological anthropology - substantial course-work in the area of declared research interest, and an advanced course in methods or theory in archaeology or ethnology or linguistics, whichever applies to student's intended thesis research. Admission to 805.3 is contingent upon completion of this last requirement.

The documents required for application are described in Application Requirements. The statement of intent is important to the department in assigning the student a thesis supervisor. No student is admitted to this program unless a supervisor can be identified for him or her at the time the application is considered. The applicant's grade average for the last two years of course work must be at least 70% or the equivalent.

Anthropology Admission Guidelines

Normally, students will be expected to have an Honours degree in Anthropology. However, the program structure will accommodate students from other backgrounds such as Sociology, Psychology, Geography, Environmental Studies, Native Studies, Community Health, Nursing and Medicine, and other fields where an appropriate academic background can be established. Additional coursework may be required.

The documents required for application are described in Application Requirements. The statement of intent is important to the department in assigning the student a thesis supervisor. No student is admitted to this program unless a supervisor can be identified for him or her at the time the application is considered. The applicant's grade average for the last two years of course work must be at least 70% or the equivalent.