M.A. On Campus


Carleton University

24 months
17317 CAD/year
6615 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 MA 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 Opportunities

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

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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

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  • International

    17317 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 17317 CAD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    6615 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6615 CAD per year during 24 months.
  • National: $6,515 (2nd year)
  • International: $17,317 (2nd year)

Living costs for Ottawa

1168 - 1925 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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