Graduate Programs


The Department of Anthropology at the University of Regina offers a Master’s program on a special case basis only. Because we do not have a standardized Master’s Program, we design an individualized program for each student, consisting of four approved courses and a thesis topic. Our special case program is well suited for self-motivated learners who wish to explore in-depth a particular aspect of social, cultural, or linguistic anthropology with two or more of our faculty members. We are especially interested in applicants whose interests overlap with those of our faculty.

Currently, our department has six full-time faculty members, all of whom are socio-cultural anthropologists. Our small size prevents us from offering a broad program, or guaranteeing that you will have the benefit of studying with other graduate students in anthropology. We are eager to have more graduate students, and encourage you to discuss your interests with us at an early stage, since you cannot submit a formal application to the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research without first securing a supervisor and negotiating a program of study with us.

Please contact Department Head, Dr. Susanne Kuehling, at  or Graduate Coordinator, Dr. Gediminas Lankauskas, at

Submitting an application

If you are interested in applying to our special case Master’s program, first you must identify an appropriate supervisor, who is a member of the Anthropology Department, and then contact him or her with a "letter of intent." In this letter of one or two double-spaced pages, clearly describe your research interests, indicate what courses you would like to take, and suggest a thesis topic. Some of the courses in your program can be devised by the Department to better suit your interests, or taken within other departments at the University of Regina. Graduate courses can also be taken at other universities in western Canada for credit in our Master’s program.   

When you secure a supervisor, submit your complete application package to the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research at the University of Regina. Please note that Graduate Studies charges an application fee.  There are no appplication deadlines.

Please address all correspondence to:

Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research
University of Regina
Regina, SK  Canada S4S 0A4 
Phone: 306-585-5584           
Fax: 306-585-4893