University of Ottawa/Université d'Ottawa - Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies

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University of Ottawa/Université d'Ottawa - Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies

Faculty:Graduate Programs
Field of Study:Sociology
Thesis Based:Yes
Length:4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $6,685


The PhD in sociology program is offered full-time only, in English and in French. It aims to prepare sociologists to conduct research, using the most up-to-date theoretical and methodological tools on social relations as they influence the conditions of existence and the transformations of contemporary societies. The program’s two main fields of research are minorities and culture, and political sociology. Professors in the School of Sociological and Anthropological Studies are involved in research on a wide range of topics related to the main fields. To get a complete picture of the wide range of research being undertaken by the School, students are encouraged to consult the list of professors and their areas of interest


Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*75
These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
    To be admitted to the PhD program, applicants must hold a master's degree in sociology (or equivalent) and have an overall average of at least 75% (B +), calculated in accordance with the guidelines of the FGPS. A student with a master’s degree with the required average in a related discipline can be considered. He or she will be asked to take a number of additional courses. The number of extra courses required is determined by the Graduate Studies Committee after examining the file of each candidate.

    Test Scores:
    • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 580] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 79-80] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5]
    Additional Admission Requirements:
    • Letter(s) of Reference
    • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
    • Statement of Research Interests
    Admission to the doctoral program also depends on the possibility of finding a supervisor and a committee specialized in the student’s field of interest. The application for admission to the doctoral program should include, in addition to transcripts of records and letters of recommendation, a letter which specifies: 1) the proposed research area; 2) the specific research topic for the doctoral thesis; 3) the preferred supervisor; 4) language skills (English and French) of the candidate. The applicant must also include a sample of a written work.

    * The entrance grade may change from year to year. Please contact the school for further information.

    * 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 13, 2022