12 months
5670 CAD/year
5670 CAD/year
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The Master of Arts (MA) in Sociology – Applied Social Research degree at Nipissing University will focus on the application of social theories and research methodologies that assist in understanding and addressing the social problems and challenges of northern and rural communities, including Indigenous communities, in Canada and around the world. 

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The Sociology   program at Nipissing University  brings together faculty expertise in Sociology, Health and Populations Studies, Gerontology, Anthropology, Science and Environmental Studies, and Criminology and Criminal Justice. 

Learning outcomes

Active involvement in the community, government agency partners, a curriculum of research-intensive courses, and practicum placements will provide you with the theoretical foundations and quantitative and qualitative research skills to undertake applied research, evaluation and policy studies in government, not-for-profit and private organizations. 

There are three required courses that are the foundation of the degree and include: SOCI 5106 Advanced Sociological Theory; SOCI 5216 Research Design; and either SOCI 5217 Quantitative Analysis or SOCI 5417 Qualitative Analysis. You will be well prepared for more advanced studies in Sociology, Anthropology and Criminology at the doctoral level.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Thesis Research Project
  • Advanced Sociological Theory
  • Research Design
  • Quantitative Analysis
  • Thesis Research Practicum
  • Program and Policy Evaluation
  • Special Topics
  • Directed Studies
  • Science, Technology and Environment
  • Determinants of Population Change
  • Education and Inequality

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Applications will continue to be accepted after January 15th from Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents.


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • The normal minimum admission requirement is a four-year undergraduate degree or equivalent as recognized by Nipissing University in an appropriate discipline, with a minimum B standing. For master’s degrees with a Thesis or Major Research Paper (MRP), where appropriate to the program for which the candidate applies, preference will be given to applicants with an honours degree with an independent research component (such as an honours Thesis or research paper).
  • All applicants are required to provide at least two letters of recommendation from professors or other appropriate professionals who can speak to their level of preparation and readiness for graduate studies. At least two of the references must be from someone qualified to address the academic ability and competence of the applicant to undertake graduate studies. Reference letters cannot be completed by anyone who is personally related to the applicant.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    5670 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2835 CAD per semester during 12 months.
  • National

    5670 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2835 CAD per semester during 12 months.

Living costs for North Bay

1015 - 1615 CAD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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