University of Alberta - Faculty of Graduate Studies & Research

Faculty of Graduate Studies & Research
Killam Centre for Advanced Studies, 2-29 Triffo Hall
Edmonton, AB
Canada T6G 2E1


Program Information
Faculty: Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research
Degree: Master
Field of Study: Sociology
Description In our department, most faculty members and graduate students focus their research interests within three broad and inclusive areas of research excellence – Social Structure and Policy, Social Theory and Cultural Studies, and Criminology – but it is also possible to pursue graduate studies in related areas. The Department of Sociology offers programs leading to the degrees of Master of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy. Four MA programs are available: (1) a course-based MA; (2) a thesis-based MA; (3) a course-based MA in criminal justice; and (4) a thesis-based MA in demography. The PhD in Sociology strives to educate scholars with a breadth of knowledge of the discipline and specialized in-depth knowledge of particular fields within the discipline.
Website: Sociology at University of Alberta - Faculty of Graduate Studies & Research
Thesis Based? Yes
Course Based? Yes
Length: 1 Year(s)
Cost per year:
Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%): 88
Test Scores:
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 600] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 100] or Michigan English Language Assessment Battery [min. 85] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 7] or Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 60]

Applicants may also take a PTE with a minimum score of 68 in order to prove their English proficiency.

Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Letter(s) of Reference
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement of Research Interests
Transcripts and a writing sample (an academic paper you have written in your area of interest that is substantial in content and analysis) are also required.

* 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 19, 2015