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Anthropology - Neotropical Environment

McGill University

36 months
16122 CAD/year
2622 CAD/year
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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.


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.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

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

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Deadline for Current McGill Students (any citizenship) - 15.12


90 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

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

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  • International

    16122 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8061 CAD per semester during 36 months.
  • National

    2622 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1311 CAD per semester during 36 months.


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