Our current graduate program has over 40 students at various levels of their program.
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Sociocultural Anthropology: Culture and political economy, cultural production, ecology, migration, global political economy, gender and development, symbolic anthropology, media, tourism, kinship, nationalism, education, youth culture, conflict, sexuality, and applied anthropology. Aboriginal Canada, Canada, India, South America, West Africa, China, Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union.
Archaeology: Theory, analytic methods, environmental archaeology, zooarchaeology, lithics, ceramics, settlement patterns, domestication, hunter/fisher/gatherers, ethnoarchaeology,historic and fur trade archaeology. Western and Northern Canada, Eastern Europe, Southern Africa, Near East.
Biological Anthropology: Skeletal biology, medical anthropology, demography, palaeodemography, historical epidemiology, palaeopathology, growth and development, infectious disease, reproductive behaviour, 3D imaging, gender and health, colonialism and health.
Please visit the faculty profiles page for more information on faculty research interests.
The Department of Anthropology's administrative and faculty offices are located in the Fletcher Argue Building within the Arts Faculty Complex, while the Laboratory facilities are located in the Duff Roblin Building. The laboratories include comparative collections of lithics, ceramics, flora and fauna (primarily from Manitoba), a pollen and phytolith extraction lab, a thin-section facility, the Biological Anthropology Digital Imaging Laboratory (BDIAL), a microfilm reading facility, and an Ethnographic Resources Lab, all of which permit advanced study and research. Click here for more information on the laboratories, and check out our photo gallery to get a closer look at the research facilities on campus. Computer facilities are housed in the Department’s Fletcher Argue and Duff Roblin areas. The University Library system has a collection of anthropological material, including the Human Relations Area Files. Faculty and students also have access to the Provincial Archives, the Hudson's Bay Company Archives, the Manitoba Museum and the University of Winnipeg Library.
M.A. Program Requirements
In addition to the minimum course requirements of the Faculty of Graduate Studies found in the Graduate Studies Regulations Section of this Calendar, students must complete a minimum number of 12 credit hours of coursework at the 7000 level, including at least 9 credit hours of Anthropology courses. In addition a mandatory pass/fail ANTH 7000 Professional Development in Anthropology Course must be taken. Finally students must submit an acceptable thesis and pass a thesis oral examination.
Second Language Reading Requirement: None
Expected Time to Graduate: 2 Years
Ph.D. Program Requirements
In addition to the minimum course requirements of the Faculty of Graduate Studies found in the Graduate Studies Regulations Section of this calendar, students must complete 9 credit hours of coursework at the 7000 level, including at least 6 credit hours of Anthropology courses. In addition a mandatory pass/fail ANTH 7000 Professional Development in Anthropology Course must be taken. Finally students must submit an acceptable thesis and pass a thesis oral examination.
Second language requirement: Yes. Student must demonstrate a reading proficiency in one language with a scholarly discourse other than English. The language requirement must be met prior to the defence of the dissertation.
Expected time to graduation: 4 years
Pre-Master's Program Requirements
The Pre-Master’s program normally consists of up to 18 credit hours of coursework from the undergraduate, and especially the Advanced/Honours undergraduate, curriculum. Pre-Master’s study programs are individually worked out by the advisor assigned by the Graduate Programs Committee to Pre-Master’s students, normally the Department Head.
Please Note: In the event of any discrepancies between the information provided here and in the University's most current Calendar, the Calendar entry shall prevail. Click here to view the Graduate Academic Calendar
If you are interested in applying please review our detailed information on admission requirements and application process.
Student study and research work are supported by Student Research Assistantships, University of Manitoba Graduate Fellowships, SSHRC and NSERC, as well as by faculty grants. Please visit the funding and awards page for more information.
Anthropology Graduate Student Handbook