Acadia University - Division of Research and Graduate Studies

Division of Research and Graduate Studies
214 Horton Hall, 18 University Avenue
Wolfville, NS
Canada B4P 2R6


Program Information
Faculty: Research and Graduate Studies
Degree: Master
Field of Study: Sociology
Description Acadia University offers a 12-month program leading to the degree of Master of Arts (M.A.) in Sociology. The Department of Sociology specializes in development and political economy, gender and aging, work and occupations, methodology, and social theory. Students participate in an eight-month schedule of courses, seminars, and thesis preparation that includes some opportunity to gain teaching experience. The remaining four-months are devoted to the completion of a thesis. The M.A. program includes the successful completion of two and a half required courses, including graduate theory, graduate methodology, and a graduate seminar, as well as the completion of a Master's thesis.
Website: Sociology at Acadia University - Division of Research and Graduate Studies
Length: 1 Year(s)
Cost per year:
Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%): 70 to 70
Test Scores:
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 580] or Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 80] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 93] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5]
Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Letter(s) of Reference
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement of Research Interests
Two reference letters and one official transcript from every post-secondary institution attended are required. Applicants must also provide a writing sample. Minimum of 10 pages. A research essay completed for an upper level undergraduate course is appropriate, but the submitted copy should be free of instructors' marks and comments. For all international applicants, a copy of passport (only page 1 and 2) is also required.

* 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.

Last Updated: August 13, 2016