York University - Graduate Studies

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York University - Graduate Studies

Faculty:Graduate Studies
Field of Study:Sociology
Thesis Based:Yes
Cost per year:*
National: $5,145
Careers:SociologistsSocial Policy Researchers


The MA, offered on a full– and part–time basis, is a research degree that emphasizes the attainment of a basic capacity for critical research, analysis, and academic writing. Graduates are capable of taking up social science research in both public and private sector positions or of gaining admission to the best professional and doctoral programs in Canada and abroad. Although the majority of our MA candidates plan to pursue doctoral degrees, others are interested in upgrading professional skills or working in research and public service agencies. Please note that completion of the MA does not guarantee admission to our doctoral program. Applications from internal MA candidates are reviewed by the program's admissions committee in the context of all other applications, and using standards that apply to all PhD applications. As with all applicants, internal MA applicants must apply directly to the admissions office. There is no internal application process.


Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*77
Test Scores:
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 600] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 100] or Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 70] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 7.5]
Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Letter(s) of Reference
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement of Research Interests
  • Portfolio
Graduates with an honours degree in sociology or closely related discipline, and normally with at least a B+ average or higher in their last two years of study, may be admitted as candidates for the MA program. In addition, students with an honours degree with a minor in sociology and who have a minimum of a B+ average or higher in their last two years of study, may also be admitted as candidates for the MA degree.

* 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 November 26, 2022