Graduate Studies at University of Waterloo

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Graduate Studies at University of Waterloo

Faculty:Faculty of Arts
Field of Study:Sociology
Thesis Based:Yes
Cost per year:*
National: $9,000

This cost estimate represents the tuition for the first year.

Careers:SociologistsSocial Policy Researchers


Sociology and Legal Studies at the University of Waterloo is a stimulating and expanding department, and consists of sociologists and socio-legal scholars engaging in innovative teaching styles and research programs.

Sociology is the study of social life and the social, economic, and political dynamics and dimensions of social relations and social change. Legal studies is the study of law which is central to everything we do - how we carry on business, how we treat the environment, how we shape our governments and how we deal with other people.


These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
  • Normally an Honours Bachelor's degree or its equivalent in Sociology with at least a 78% overall standing.
  • A statement of academic interest (approximately a page, outlining areas of interest and reasons for choosing to study at the University of Waterloo).
  • Results from the General Section of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) (optional).
  • Additional Admission Requirements:
    • Curriculum vitae
    • Supplementary information form
    • Transcript(s): from all other post-secondary institutions.
    • Writing sample
    • 3 References: academic
    • English language proficiency (ELP) (if applicable)
    • * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

      Modified on October 02, 2022