Canisius College

School of Arts and Sciences

Online MS in Anthrozoology



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Science in Anthrozoology

Format: Hybrid

Program Description:

Canisius College offers a unique master’s degree program in anthrozoology for students who are passionate about studying humanity’s relationships with other animal species. Throughout the program you will explore human-nonhuman interactions in a variety of contexts including the extraordinary relationships that exist between people and companion animals; humans’ interactions with and attitudes toward wildlife; the roles of zoos and sanctuaries; policies and laws that permit instrumental and industrialized uses of nonhuman animals; and a wide range of environmental and conservation issues. The curriculum includes a large variety of courses that provide a broad knowledge of anthrozoological issues while enabling you to specialize in areas that will be relevant to your ongoing studies or career.

The Anthrozoology program is conducted in a modified online format. As a student, you will come together with faculty at the beginning of each semester for a four-day series of meetings and workshops. You then return home, where coursework is completed online through rigorous discussion and detailed study, guided by the top professors in each respective field.

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.  Applications are due by February 1st prior to the Fall semester start. 


Accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.

International Student Requirements:

International students requiring an F1 visa are not eligible for this program due to it's modified online format.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: No

# of Credits Required: 36

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): $819 USD

Classification: Master's College or University I

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 3,000-5,999

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