Carleton University

M.A. On Campus
24 months
15058 CAD/year
6590 CAD/year
Tuition fee
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Carleton University’s graduate programs in Sociology have been of national significance since the inception of the master’s degree in the early 1960s.


The principal focus of our graduate Sociology programs at Carleton University is the organization and development of contemporary societies in comparative context and with particular reference to Canadian society. 

A key feature of our graduate programs is that they are student-centred. We feel strongly that students should have the opportunity to fashion for themselves the experience of graduate study that is going to serve them best. We also offer a concentration in Quantitative Methodology.

Career options 

Our alumni pursue research that often leads them to holding influential positions in the non-academic world and key academic positions in the national and international sociological community. Dozens of former PhD students are now professors across Canada and around the world, with very recent sociology graduates gaining tenure-track jobs at the universities of Victoria, Alberta, Manitoba and Ottawa, among others.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Classical Sociological Theory
  • Selected Topics in Classical Theory
  • Contemporary Sociological Theory
  • Selected Topics in Contemporary Theory
  • Recurring Debates in Social Thought
  • Social Change and Economic Development

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




60 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.
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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A BA (Honours), or the equivalent, with at least a B+ standing in sociology or a closely related field. Potential applicants are encouraged to contact us for advice about whether their grade point average will be competitive. 
  • Relevant previous professional experience may be taken into account in determining an applicant’s standing on admission

Tuition Fee

  • International

    15058 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15058 CAD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    6590 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6590 CAD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National: $6,590 – $8,388
  • International: $15,058 – $21,448


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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Updated over a year ago

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Carleton University


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