MA in Sociology
The Department of Sociology and Anthropology has been offering a Master's in Sociology since 1967 and continues to attract graduate students of the highest caliber from across the country and around the world. With both thesis and course-based options available, our MA program allows students to choose the route best suited to their academic and other career aspirations.
Our MA in Sociology offers specialized instruction and graduate supervision in the following four areas:
Global Agro-Food Systems, Communities and Rural Change
Interested in other areas of research? Our faculty has expertise in a wide variety of areas. Please consult departmental faculty profiles for further information.
Students must either complete a minimum of 2.0 credits and write a thesis OR complete a minimum of 4.0 credits (including 1.0 credit for the Major Paper course) and write a major paper. Students are also expected to master basic theory and methodological skills. Degree requirements are normally fulfilled by completing SOC*6070 and SOC*6140 in the fall semester and SOC*6130 in the winter semester. The Sociology MA program is not offered on a part-time basis. All students are required to register in the program full time.
MA in Sociology with Collaborative International Development Studies (IDS) Specialization
Students may also combine their MA in Sociology with an IDS specialization. This program offers an interdisciplinary framework for the study of international development. In addition to the standard MA Sociology requirements, students take one course from each of Geography, Economics, Sociology and Political Science. Completion of the IDS specialization adds the designation "International Development Studies" to the MA degree. For more information on IDS Degree specialization, visit the IDS webpage.http://www.ids.uoguelph.ca/
Are you interested in applying for a Master's in Sociology? Visit our admission requirements page for important information.