Application Process - Anthrozoology

Application Process

Admission to the Anthrozoology Master’s Program is selective and competitive.  Admission is based upon the applicant’s perspective on the discipline, as expressed in the application material, and on evidence of past academic excellence.  A previously completed bachelor’s degree is required, with the expectation of a past undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher. 

It is recognized that our applicants’ backgrounds and experiences vary greatly, and we value diversity in our student body.  Because of this, we accept/encourage applicants with previous bachelor’s degrees in any major discipline.  Additionally, applicants are encouraged to include any information that they consider relevant with their applications. Submission of GRE scores and/or letters of recommendation is recommended, but not required.

Eligible students may enter our Anthrozoology program only in Fall semesters.  

If you are an international student applying to the program, please contact the graduate admissions department at @email prior to applying to determine your eligibility.

Application Priority Deadline: February 1, 2024

How to apply:

1. Complete our Free Online Application.

2. Provide one official transcript of all college work.

3. GRE scores are not required for admission.  However if an applicant would like to include scores with their application they must send them directly from the testing service.

4. Submit additional information if desired.

5. Complete a personal statement using the prompt below. 

Prompt: Please provide a personal statement describing your academic goals for the program, as well as what you are hoping to get out of the program in the future, either professionally or personally. 

Please send all application materials to:

Canisius University
Graduate Admission Office
2001 Main Street
Buffalo, NY 14208


Here at Canisius University, we are very excited about our Anthrozoology Master’s Program, and we are seeking others who share our passion for human-animal studies.  We are delighted that you are considering applying, and we look forward to reading your personal statement as a way of learning about you.