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Welcome to the Graduate Program in Social Anthropology

Master of Arts (MA), Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

We are a dynamic intellectual community of scholars and students committed to theoretically informed, empirically grounded, and socially relevant research. Our faculty expertise spans a world of topics, theories and innovative methodologies through which we teach and produce knowledge that critically illuminates the social and cultural life of the past, the present, and projects about the future.

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Admissions to Fall 2023 is limited. Completed applications will be considered on a rolling basis until June 15, 2023. Applicants are encouraged to submit completed applications as soon as possible.

Social Anthropology at a Glance

Top 5

York Anthropology gets Top 5 ranking in Canada and Top 100 in the world

5 Terms

Our MA program is designed to keep students on track

4 Years

The doctoral program involves training in theory and methods and an intensive fieldwork component.

Featured Faculty

At York I’ve had the opportunity to engage with new scholars and subjects, which has been academically and professionally inspiring. The diversity in research interests of both students and professors exemplifies the numerous possibilities of modern anthropology.

— Patrice Dickenson
MA student in Social Anthropology

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The Graduate Program in Social Anthropology at York is an exciting environment to pursue innovative, socially engaging, career-ready education. Contact our Graduate Program Assistant to learn more.