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Anthropology - Neotropical Environment, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #31 (QS) Québec, Canada
Anthropology - Neotropical Environment from McGill University students will be encouraged to spend the month of August (prior to September admission) in Panama to take their first core course and familiarize themselves with the country.
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At Anthropology - Neotropical Environment from McGill University thesis must constitute original scholarship and must be a distinct contribution to knowledge. It must show familiarity with previous work in the field and must demonstrate ability to plan and carry out research, organize results, and defend the approach and conclusions in a scholarly manner. The research presented must meet current standards of the discipline; as well, the thesis must clearly demonstrate how the research advances knowledge in the field. Finally, the thesis must be written in compliance with norms for academic and scholarly expression and for publication in the public domain.

Students at Anthropology - Neotropical Environment from McGill University will:

  • focus their graduate research on environmental issues relevant to the neotropics and Latin American countries.
  • work under the supervision of researchers from McGill and/or the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI).
  • benefit from close supervision by their committees and from high-quality peer exchange.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    Deadline for Current McGill Students (any citizenship) - 15.12

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    90 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Theory 
  • Proseminar in Anthropology 
  • PhD Comprehensive Examination
  • PhD Proposal Defence
  • Tropical Biology and Conservation 
  • Environmental Policy

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

  • This programme accepts GRE® scores. However, it does not provide a recommended score range.

    The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

General Requirements

  • Admission to the Ph.D. program is open competitively to students with a master’s degree in Anthropology. In very special circumstances, candidates with a master’s degree in related disciplines may be admitted.
  • GRE results – for international applicants only
  • TOEFL – for non-anglophone and non-francophone applicants
  • Writing Sample – a recent sample of the applicant's written work, on any topic (not necessarily within the desired field of graduate study), not necessarily previously submitted for evaluation or publication in English or French, and no more than 15 pages in length
  • Personal Statement – an essay in which the applicant describes reasons for applying to graduate studies and indicates qualifications, qualities, or circumstances the applicant feels to be significant. Applicants usually provide information about educational and professional goals, and discuss their interest in the desired field of study
  • Curriculum Vitae

Tuition Fee

  • International

    16122 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8061 CAD per semester and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    2622 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1311 CAD per semester and a duration of 36 months.
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