Dalhousie University - Faculty of Graduate Studies

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School:Dalhousie University - Faculty of Graduate Studies
Faculty:Faculty of Graduate Studies
Degree:Doctorate
Field of Study:Sociology
Description:Our department is interdisciplinary, comparative, and critically engaged. Our graduate programs are small, collegial and selective. We pride ourselves on the faculty support we offer our graduate students. Many of our doctoral students successfully secure scholarships from major granting agencies, and go on to post-doctoral fellowships, employment in academia, research, policy, and the non-profit sectors.

Our graduate students are active and engaged scholars, who disseminate their research in a variety of ways. For example, between 2009 and 2012, Sociology and Social Anthropology (SoSA) graduate students presented a total of 38 papers at conferences and workshops.

URL:Sociology at Dalhousie University - Faculty of Graduate Studies
Thesis Based:Yes
Length:4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $9,439

This cost estimate is for Year 1 of the program, and includes incidental fees.
Careers:Sociologists

Admission Requirements

Prerequisites:*

These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

    Applicants are required to have a first-class thesis Master’s degree in Sociology, Anthropology or its equivalent, with a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.7 (A- average) in the last 60 credit hours of study from a university of recognized standing. Priority for acceptance to the PhD program will be given to students whose areas of interest coincide with the Department's major areas of concentration. Priority in acceptance will also be given to students who have not acquired both a BA and MA from Dalhousie University, however, all applicants will be considered.

    Test Scores:
    • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 580] or CanTEST [min. 4.5] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 7] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 92] or Michigan English Language Assessment Battery [min. 85]

    English is the language of study at Dalhousie; therefore all applicants whose first language is not English must demonstrate their capacity to pursue a graduate-level program in English before admission. Dalhousie accepts a number of different English proficiency test scores: Internet-based TOEFL- 92; Written TOEFL - 580; MELAB - 85; IELTS - 7; CanTest - 4.5 (with no band score lower than 4.0); or CAEL 70 with no band score lower than 60. Alternatively, a prospective student may enroll in the ESL program with the Dalhousie College of Continuing Education and obtain a grade of at least A- on the final stage of that training. The language competency test may be waived if the applicant has completed a degree at a recognized university where the language of instruction is English. The claims must be verified by the Faculty of Graduate Studies. Test scores are valid for two years from the date the test was written.

    Application Notes : English is the language of study at Dalhousie; therefore all applicants whose first language is not English must demonstrate their capacity to pursue a graduate-level program in English before admission. Dalhousie accepts a number of different English proficiency test scores: Internet-based TOEFL- 92; Written TOEFL - 580; MELAB - 85; IELTS - 7; CanTest - 4.5 (with no band score lower than 4.0); or CAEL 70 with no band score lower than 60. Alternatively, a prospective student may enroll in the ESL program with the Dalhousie College of Continuing Education and obtain a grade of at least A- on the final stage of that training. The language competency test may be waived if the applicant has completed a degree at a recognized university where the language of instruction is English. The claims must be verified by the Faculty of Graduate Studies. Test scores are valid for two years from the date the test was written.
    Additional Admission Requirements:
    • Letter(s) of Reference
    • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
    • Statement of Research Interests
    Applicants are required to submit a statement of interest (1-2 pages for MA applicants; 2-4 pages for PhD applicants), a résumé (CV), two confidential academic letters of reference (however, hard copies are not required if the letters have been requested via the online application system), and a writing sample (e.g. course paper or thesis chapter). Please visit the website for complete details.
    Cost Notes : This cost estimate is for Year 1 of the program, and includes incidental fees.

    * 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 22, 2016