Admission Requirements

Master's in Sociology

Admission Requirements:

Applicants must possess an honours BA degree (4 years) or its equivalent with a minimum B+ average in the final two undergraduate years. Students who do not meet departmental requirements (e.g., students whose undergraduate degree does not include basic courses in Sociology), may be admitted provisionally and required to complete appropriate make-up courses from offerings in the undergraduate program.

Application Procedure:

Graduate students are admitted in the fall semester only. Every year, the deadline for application is February 1.  The application fee is currently $110 (CDN). 

Documents required include: transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended, two academic letters of reference, a 1-2 page well-defined statement of research interest, and the online application. An English equilvalency exam such as TOEFL is required if the applicant's first language is other than English. Applications can only be made online at Graduate Studies.

Questions about the program or admissions procedures maybe be directed to: Graduate Secretary: Shelagh Daly (daly@uoguelph.ca (email address) ) Graduate Coordinator: Jeji Varghese varghese@uoguelph.ca)

Master's Public Issues Anthropology

Admission Requirements:

Only students with a 4-year undergraduate honours degree will be admitted into the program. Students must have a minimum B+ average in the final two years of their program. The expectation is that the undergraduate degree will be in Anthropology, but students with at least five courses in Anthropology may be admitted as long as these were part of a major in another social science or humanities program. We will also accept students with a background in the natural sciences, as long as the five Anthropology courses they have taken include both ethnography and anthropological theory.

Combining the PIA MA with an MA in International Development Studies:

Students can choose to combine their PIA MA with an MA in International Development Studies. Students complete requirements for the PIA (departmental) degree, and take development-related courses from other core disciplines (please see IDS MA Degree Information).

Application Procedure:

The deadline for application is February 1 of each year.  Your application consist of transcripts from any post-secondary institutions you have attended, two academic letters of reference and a well-defined statement of research interest.  The application fee is currently $110 (CDN). Applications can only be made online at Graduate Studies.

Questions about the program or admissions procedures can be directed to: Graduate Secretary: Shelagh Daly (daly@uoguelph.ca)

PhD in Sociology

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 normally 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. Normally, students will have taken courses across the breadth of Sociology.

Application Procedure:

Graduate students are admitted in the fall semester only. Every year, the deadline for application is February 1.  The application fee is currently $110 (CDN). 

Documents required include: transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended, two academic letters of reference, a 2-3 page well-defined statement of research interest, and the online application. An English equilvalency exam such as TOEFL is required if the applicant's first language is other than English. Applications can only be made online at Graduate Studies.

Questions about the program or admissions procedures may be directed to: Graduate Secretary: Shelagh Daly (daly@uoguelph.ca) Graduate Coordinator: Dr. Jeji Varghese  (varghese@uoguelph.ca)