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Sociology (MA)

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Dr. Jasmine Zine, Program Coordinator
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The master's program in sociology seeks to educate engaged and aware citizens of an increasingly complex world. In the tradition of sociology’s own beginnings as an intellectual response to the drastic social changes wrought by the birth of modern society in general and the Industrial Revolution in particular, the program seeks to enhance students’ knowledge of the social changes attendant upon contemporary processes of globalization. We seek, that is, to educate students in social citizenship, to equip them with the knowledge and skills required for active, informed and useful participation in 21st-century social life, appreciative of the multiple connections of their lives with the lives of others, from their lone activities to their family life, from their consumption patterns to their work habits, from their community involvements to their roles as national and global citizens.

Program Details

Duration of Program
12 months
Program Options

courses with MRP

Health, family and well-being; internationalization, migration and human rights
For more information on the program requirements

Entrance Requirements

 Minimum Standing
Honours BA in Sociology or equivalent degree B+ overall and cumulative average for Sociology courses of B+

Application Deadline

Start Date
Application Due
January 15 for first consideration; applications will be accepted until the program is full.


Eligible students admitted to study on a full-time basis for each year of study are given a competitive funding package.

Guaranteed minimum financial support: $13,000

Such support may be made up of:

  • teaching assistantships,
  • internal and/or external scholarship awards,
  • research assistantships.

Major award holders (OGS, CIHR, NSERC, SSHRC) are eligible for the Dean's Scholarship, valued at up to $7,500.

Consult your academic program for further details.


Tuition is charged each term. Miscellaneous fees may be charged where applicable.