University of Ottawa/Université d'Ottawa - Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies

Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
115 Séraphin Marion Street
Ottawa, ON
Canada K1N 6N5


Program Information
Faculty: Graduate Programs
Degree: Doctorate
Field of Study: Sociology
Description The PhD in sociology program is offered full-time only, in English and in French. It aims to prepare sociologists to conduct research, using the most up-to-date theoretical and methodological tools on social relations as they influence the conditions of existence and the transformations of contemporary societies. The program’s two main fields of research are minorities and culture, and political sociology. Professors in the School of Sociological and Anthropological Studies are involved in research on a wide range of topics related to the main fields. To get a complete picture of the wide range of research being undertaken by the School, students are encouraged to consult the list of professors and their areas of interest
Website: Sociology at University of Ottawa/Université d'Ottawa - Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
Thesis Based? Yes
Length: 4 Year(s)
Cost per year:
Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%): 75 to 75
Test Scores:
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 580] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 79-80] 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
Admission to the doctoral program also depends on the possibility of finding a supervisor and a committee specialized in the student’s field of interest. The application for admission to the doctoral program should include, in addition to transcripts of records and letters of recommendation, a letter which specifies: 1) the proposed research area; 2) the specific research topic for the doctoral thesis; 3) the preferred supervisor; 4) language skills (English and French) of the candidate. The applicant must also include a sample of a written work.

* 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 18, 2018