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 actually 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.  

We are now accepting applications for Fall 2016.  Application material for Fall 2016 must be received no later than February 1, 2016. The admissions committee will begin file review after the Feb. 1st deadline.

How to apply:

1. Complete our college’s generic application form by clicking here (

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 three  program-specific essays. Essays can be attached to your online application.

Essay 1: Describe a book, a person, or an event that helped shape your interest in Anthrozoology? (2000 characters max, including spaces) 

Essay 2: Essay 2: Describe a human-nonhuman conflict, and then provide three key questions that should be answered to better understand it. (3000 characters max, including spaces)

Essay 3:  What do you see as the future of Anthrozoology? (2000 characters max, including spaces)

Please send all application materials to:

Canisius College
Graduate Admission Office – Lyons Hall 120
2001 Main Street
Buffalo, NY 14208 

Here at Canisius College, 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 essays as a way of learning about you.