York University - Graduate Studies

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Socio-Legal Studies

York University - Graduate Studies

Faculty:School of Graduate Studies
Field of Study:Legal Studies, General
Social Work
Thesis Based:Yes
Cost per year:*
National: $5,145
Careers:Social WorkersCommunity and Social Service Workers


The PhD in Socio-Legal Studies is the first doctoral program in Canada in interdisciplinary legal studies that is not based in a law school. While the academic foundation for our program rests on the contributions of scholars from a number of different disciplines, its scholarship can be distinguished from these disciplinary approaches by its greater attention to theory, methods, and substantive areas that focus on law and legal regulation as prime objects of investigation.


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
PhD candidates must have a Master’s degree with minimum B+ average from a recognized university, with a minimum B+ average, or the equivalent, in a relevant social science or humanities program (e.g. Sociology; Criminology; Law and Society; Political Science; Women’s Studies; History; Philosophy).

* 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