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 admissions department prior to applying to determine your eligibility.

Applications are due February 1, 2023.

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

Essay 1: 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 keep your answer to approximately 250 words.)

Essay 2: Describe a human-nonhuman animal conflict, controversy, or debate  that exists within 50 miles of your home. How might anthrozoology allow you to understand the various dimensions of this issue? (Please keep your answer to approximately 250 words.)

Essay 3: Describe a book or film that has helped shape your thinking about anthrozoology. (Please keep your answer to approximately 250 words.) 


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.