IX. Graduate Programs


PhD Program

The doctoral program comprises four fields within the discipline of Sociology that build on current faculty strengths. These fields are: 1) environment, food and communities; 2) work and organization; 3) crime and social control; and 4) identities and social inclusion.

Program Requirements

All students in the PhD program are required to successfully complete at least four courses during the first two semesters of study, including the PhD professional seminar SOC*6750, Advanced Topics in Sociological Theory SOC*6800, and Advanced Issues in Mixed Research Methodologies SOC*6200. Students must also successfully complete a qualifying exam and a research proposal, and produce and orally defend a dissertation on a topic that has been approved by the advisory committee.

Admission Requirements

Normally, only applicants with a recognized MA degree in Sociology and with high academic standing (80% or higher) in their graduate-level studies will be admitted into the program.

Students are expected to have successfully completed Master’s-level courses in sociological theory as well as Master’s-level qualitative and quantitative methodology courses in Sociology. It is also expected that students will have taken courses across the breadth of Sociology.

Admission Procedure

Graduate students are admitted into the program in the Fall semester only. The program is offered on a full-time basis only. Program offices should be consulted for admission deadlines. The on-line application and application information can be found at http://www.uoguelph.ca/graduatestudies/apply

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