Western University - School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies

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Sociology (M.A.)

Western University - School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies

Faculty:Faculty of Social Science
Field of Study:Sociology
Areas of Research:Diversity and Inequality: Integration, Conflict and Social Change; Health, Aging and Life-Course Transitions; Population Studies
Thesis Based:Yes
Course Based:Yes
Length:2 Year(s)
Careers:SociologistsSocial Policy Researchers


Our faculty include award-winning, internationally renowned scholars in Social Inequality, Aging & Health, and Population Studies. We also have research expertise in areas such as youth and identity, criminology, and work. Furthermore, we are home to the Centre for Population, Aging and Health. We are active participants in the collaborative specializations in Migration & Ethnic Relations and Transitional Justice & Post-Conflict Reconstruction. Moreover, our researchers benefit from the Research Data Centre housed at Western and one of the top academic libraries in the country.

Upon completion, our graduates work in a variety of academic institutions, government agencies and private businesses around the world. The department houses a graduate student computer lab, office space, classrooms, research space and a lounge. With all of these facilities located on the fifth floor of the Social Science Centre, our students enjoy an inclusive environment and easy access to faculty members and facilities.


These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
    Admission Requirements:
    ▪ Four-year degree, in Sociology or a related field.
    ▪ First or high second class standing (minimum B+ or 78 overall average in completed courses in years 3 and 4).
    Application Notes : Additional Requirements:
    ▪ While students who have taken sociological theory, statistics and/or methods are preferred, excellent students without this background may be considered.

    * 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 19, 2022