Program Information


At the MASTERS level, we offer a one-year research paper stream (a three-term research-oriented program in which students combine course work with a research writing practicum and the completion of a research paper in an area of their choosing) as well as a two-year thesis stream (a six-term program of study combining course work with an opportunity to undertake original research and write a thesis). Our MA Program Structure page provides further details on entry into these streams.

The PhD PROGRAM offers students the opportunity for in-depth and specialized study in a variety of sociological specialties. Students have the opportunity to develop a foundation of knowledge in their area of interest through course work and comprehensive examinations. Students hone their research skills through courses, a research apprenticeship and through researching and writing a doctoral dissertation. Our PhD Program Structure page provides further details.

See this brief intoduction to our PhD Program from one of our students, Samantha Skinner.

Collaborative Specializations

Students in our MA and PhD programs have the opportunity to earn a specialization in the following collaborative programs.  Application to a collaborative specialization should be made early in the first term of study.


Migration and Ethnic Relations
Transitional Justice and Post-Conflict Reconstruction

Ready to apply to Graduate Program in Sociology? Check for admission requirements here.