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University of Toronto

12 months
27520 CAD/year
6210 CAD/year
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The Sociology program at the University of Toronto helps students develop their theoretical perspectives and research skills.


About this Degree

The Sociology program at the University of Toronto provides solid basic training in honing research skills for the public and private sectors. It also provides a strong foundation in sociological training for those who plan to pursue a doctoral degree in sociology. Students can choose to take the program on a part-time or full-time basis.

Students are expected to acquire autonomy in conducting research, preparing scholarly publications, and participating in professional conferences. These objectives are achieved through a combination of coursework, participation in seminars, preparation of comprehensive examinations, paid work as research and teaching assistants, preparing papers for conference presentation, and supervised dissertation research.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Classical Sociological Theory 
  • Statistics for Sociologists
  • Qualitative Methods
  • A maximum of 0.5 FCE in reading courses may be counted towards the degree requirements.
  • A maximum of 0.5 FCE in elective courses taken outside the department may be counted towards the degree requirements unless approval of the Graduate Coordinator is obtained.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 60 months

Start dates & application deadlines


4 alternative credits

4.0 FCEs


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Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants are admitted under the General Regulations of the School of Graduate Studies. Applicants must also satisfy the Department of Sociology's additional admission requirements stated below.

  • An appropriate bachelor's degree with 5.0 full-course equivalents (FCEs) in sociology, with an overall B+ average in each of the last two years of post-secondary education. 

  • Applicants are also expected to have acquired basic research and statistical skills.

  • Admission decisions are based on grades and indications of superior qualifications such as letters of recommendation and a sample of the applicant's work.

  • Two letters of reference from instructors or research supervisors.

  • A one-page, single-spaced typed statement of interest indicating research interests, research experience, and reasons for applying to study sociology at the University of Toronto.
  • A paper, including summary, which the student feels represents his or her best work.

Tuition Fee

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    27520 CAD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 27520 CAD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    6210 CAD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 6210 CAD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Toronto

1502 - 2563 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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