Wilfrid Laurier University - Faculty of Graduate Studies

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Sociology (MA)

Wilfrid Laurier University - Faculty of Graduate Studies

Faculty:Faculty of Arts
Field of Study:Sociology
Course Based:Yes
Length:1 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $7,869

Cost per year is for the 2019-2020 academic year (for 3 terms unless noted).

Careers:SociologistsSocial Policy Researchers


Note: This program is not accepting applications for 2019/20.

Laurier Sociology’s Master of Arts (MA) is an intensive one-year program that develops your academic competencies and professional skills in the analysis of social problems in contemporary society. The program enhances your capacities in sociological thought and will prepare you to intervene in the social world. Our program encourages your intellectual growth, along with fostering writing, analytical and research skills. You will develop sound scholarship and the capacity to conduct empirical research independently.

With an eye to social justice and equity, coursework will develop your skills in social theory and research methodology, such as content analysis, interviewing, conversation analysis, survey research, quantitative methods and statistics. The course curriculum is sociologically grounded, but purposefully eclectic in scope to expose you to a breadth of social contexts and sites for analysis, in order to encourage a well-rounded understanding of the social world.


Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Letter(s) of Reference
  • Statement of Research Interests
  • Portfolio

  • A four-year (honours) undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in sociology or a related field.
  • A B+ average in your final year of full-time study and a cumulative B+ average in all sociology courses.
  • Applications are reviewed by the graduate program committee, which considers all prior university grades, a statement of research interests, a writing sample and letters of reference.

* 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 December 12, 2019