Simon Fraser University - Graduate Studies

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Sociology (MA)

Simon Fraser University - Graduate Studies

Faculty:Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences
Degree:Master; Co-op
Field of Study:Sociology
Cost per year:*
National: $6,077
Careers:SociologistsSocial Policy Researchers


We are a joint department (Sociology & Anthropology) where students are offered a solid foundation in each discipline AND are invited to engage in innovative interdisciplinary studies. Graduates are equipped with a comprehensive foundation in social theory, substantive courses in specific areas of research interest, and rigorous training in research methodologies, a particular strength of the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at SFU. Graduate students and their faculty supervisory committees work collaboratively to tailor programs to meet each student’s unique goals.


These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
    For the Masters Program, while you do not have to have a Bachelors or BA Honours Degree in the discipline that you are applying to for; however, it is important that you have a strong background in both advanced sociologial or anthrpological theories and sociological or anthropological methodologies in order to be considered for admission. For Doctorate programs you must have a background in the discipline that you are applying to.

    Our minimum C.G.P.A requirement is 3.25, however, in order to be competitive in the program and be eligible for internal and external funding you should aim for a C.G.P.A of 3.50.
    You should ideally apply to co-op within your first three weeks at SFU (later may be possible, please see the co-op office to discuss). The short length of this degree requires that you get involved in co-op as soon as you come to campus. Masters students must be willing and able to commit to 1-2 Co-op work terms ending on a study semester.

    Application Notes : Although French or a foreign language is desirable, there is no prescribed language requirement but, where a language other than English is necessary for field work or reading, proficiency is required.

    Additional Admission Requirements:
    • Letter(s) of Reference
    • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
    • Statement of Research Interests

    * 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 06, 2022