McGill University - Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies

Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
845 Sherbrooke Street West
Montréal, QC
Canada H3A 2T5


Program Information
Faculty: Faculty of Arts
Degree: Doctorate
Field of Study: Sociology
Description McGill’s Sociology Department, which was founded in 1922, is the oldest Sociology Department in Canada . Today we carry on the founders’ commitment to path-breaking and rigorous empirical research. The department prides itself on the quality of its training of students in qualitative and quantitative research techniques—enabling students to pursue a wide-range of sociological questions using multiple approaches and having the most useful tools at their disposal. Through both our M.A. and Ph.D. programs, we offer several areas of specialization where students can gain particular substantive expertise. The MA program, for example, offers options in Development Studies, Medical Sociology, Social Statistics, Gender and Women’s Studies, and the Environment as well as a specialized joint MA in the Social Studies of Medicine. The department has particular expertise in medical sociology, social statistics, political sociology, economy and sociology, gender, social stratification, social movements, population health, and development studies. The department is involved in a variety of workshops and talks at McGill both intra- and inter-departmentally such as the Sociology Speakers Series, Seminars in the Social Studies of Medicine, the Social Statistics Speakers Series, and the McGill Political Sociology Workshop. In addition, graduate students interested in quantitative research methods can take advantage of the Social Statistics Graduate Student Lab as well as several data centers directed by faculty members in Sociology, including McGill’s branch of QICSS and two smaller data centers focusing on 1) international health care systems and social inequalities and 2) life histories and HIV/AIDS in Africa.
Website: Sociology at McGill University - Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
Thesis Based? Yes
Length: 6 Year(s)
Cost per year:

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Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%): 75
Test Scores:
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 86] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 567]
  • Graduate Record Examination
Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Letter(s) of Reference
  • Statement of Research Interests
  • Portfolio

* 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: July 23, 2015