Nội dung khóa học "MA in Public Issues Anthropology"
About this course

What will I learn?

The Department of Sociology and Anthropology is pleased to offer an MA in Public Issues Anthropology, with an emphasis on sociocultural anthropology. Our focus is on the interface between anthropological knowledge and issues crucial to governance, public discourse, livelihoods, civil society and contemporary public issues.

Research Fields

Our program draws on the expertise of anthropologists who conduct research on a wide range of public issues, including: migration, globalization, human rights, indigenous peoples’ issues, climate change, environmental ethics, food, culinary and dietary practices, agriculture and rural livelihoods, families, disabilities, social inequalities, and the anthropology of development. Faculty ethnographic areas include Sub-Saharan Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Europe, Latin America, and North America.


Students may choose to write a thesis and complete a minimum of 2.0 credits (4 courses), or write a major research paper and complete a minimum of 4.0 credits (6 courses and a 1.0 credit major paper).


Food and livelihoods

Human Rights and Social Justice

Families, Aging, or Disabilities

Indigenous Peoples’ Issues

Environmental Issues

Career Opportunities:


Health and Nutrition

Law and Advocacy

International Development

Cultural and Natural Resource Management

Which department am I in?

College of Social and Applied Human Science

Study options

Full Time(At least two semesters)

Tuition fees
CAD$6,837.54 (US$ 5,165) per year
Start date

Expected September 2020


University of Guelph

50 Stone Road East,


Ontario (ON),

N1G 2W1, Canada

Entry requirements

For international students

Students must have

A four-year honours degree in Anthropology will be preferentially considered

Students with a background in other disciplines should have taken at least five Anthropology courses, including Ethnography and Anthropological Theory

Minimum B+ average over their last two years of academic study.

English Language Proficiency

Canadian Academic English Language Test (CAEL) - 70

International English Language Testing System (Academic) (IELTS) - 6.5

Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB) - 85

Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE-A) Note: A minimum score of 60 must be achieved in each individual component - 60

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL Internet-based test (iBT)) Note: A minimum score of 21 must be achieved in each of the four categories (listening, speaking, reading, writing) – 89