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Master of Arts students will gain a world-class education that lays the foundation for further study at a doctoral level, or for professional employment. Recent research topics have included offence specialization among juvenile delinquents; Chinese social clubs; women athletes’ perception of coaches; bisexual identity and politics; contraceptive risk-taking; youthful involvement in prostitution; the subculture of sky diving; and trust and the health care system. The 20-month program provides foundational training in sociological theory, methods and statistics, as well as substantive courses of interest. Students benefit from a professor/student ratio that guarantees access to support and feedback.
Core Courses: Students take courses in social statistics and theory, in addition to seminars in quantitative or qualitative methods.
Master's Seminar: Students complete training seminar in professional sociology and preparation of a thesis prospectus.
Additional Courses: Topics may include health and illness, quantitative and qualitative research methods, ethnic relations, theory and more.
Thesis: Students will be required to submit and defend an original research thesis.
Health sector, education, government, non-profit, researcher, analyst, program evaluation, clinician.
A master’s degree in sociology will give you the pre-requisite for a PhD.
Students are required to prepare a thesis and successfully defend in an open oral defense.
A minimum of 3.5 GPA on a 4.0 point system, over the past two years of full-time study (a minimum of 10 full-course equivalents or 60 units) of the undergraduate degree.
Demonstrated competence, normally through course work, in classical and contemporary sociological theory, social research methods, and social statistics.
A sample of written work.
A written statement of intent.
An applicant whose primary language is not English may fulfill the English language proficiency requirement in one of the following ways:
For admission on September 1:
Canadians and permanent residents:
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