Sociology, M.A. | University of Guelph | Guelph, Canada
24 months
13674 CAD/year
4754 CAD/year
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The Sociology program of University of Guelph provides students with the opportunity to become actively engaged in research, teaching and professional practice, and offers the flexibility to identify an area of research that they can pursue with passion and commitment.


Key facts

The Sociology program of University of Guelph offers students two options: complete four courses and a thesis; or complete six courses and a major paper. All students are required to master knowledge of sociological theory as well as qualitative and quantitative methodologies. Students must also participate in the professional seminar, which provides opportunities to enhance professional and practical skills related to their degree and beyond.

Research Fields

  • Environment, Food and Communities
  • Work and Organization
  • Crime and Social Control
  • Identities and Social Inclusion

Are you interested in:

  • Applied Statistics
  • Community Engaged Scholarship
  • Cultural Sociology
  • Neo-Marxism / Political Economy
  • Gender Studies

Career opportunities

  • Government / Research
  • Corrections / Law/Courts
  • Community Affairs
  • Business / Communications
  • Teaching / Education

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Sociological Theory 
  • Qualitative Research Methods
  • Quantitative Research Methods
  • Advanced Issues in Mixed Research Methodologies 
  • Advanced Topics in Sociological Theory
  • Special Topics in Sociology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


60 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Students require a 4 year honours BA (or equivalent) with a B+ average over the last 2 years of study. 
  • They must also have a familiarity with the discipline of sociology, including a basic understanding of sociological theory and methodology. 
  • Two academic letters of references and a statement of interest are also required.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    13674 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6837 CAD per semester during 24 months.
  • National

    4754 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2377 CAD per semester during 24 months.

Living costs for Guelph

1157 - 1804 CAD /month
Living costs

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