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Sociology MA

Admission Requirements

  • Solid undergraduate preparation with a range of competence similar to that demanded of Major students at Concordia, and a minimum B average in their undergraduate studies.
  • Proficiency in English. Applicants whose primary language is not English must demonstrate that their knowledge of English is sufficient to pursue graduate studies in their chosen field. Please refer to the Graduate Admission page for further information on the Language Proficiency requirements and exemptions.
  • Language Requirements. Thesis proposals which depend on special linguistic skills will be accepted only from students competent in the appropriate languages.

Additional Admission Requirements

Qualified applicants requiring prerequisite courses may be required to take up to 12 undergraduate credits in addition to and as a part of the regular graduate program. Admission into the program is on recommendation of the Graduate Studies Committee.

Degree Requirements

Fully-qualified candidates are required to complete a minimum of 45 credits.

Please see the Sociology and Anthropology Courses page for course descriptions.

Sociology MA (45 credits)

45

credits chosen from one of the following options:

MA in Arts in Sociology with Thesis (Option A)

MA in Arts in Sociology without Thesis (Essay - Option B)

  Additional courses may be taken from outside the program, subject to the advice and approval of the student's supervisor or the Graduate Program Director.

 

MA in Arts in Sociology with Thesis (Option A) (45 credits)

18

credits of Required Courses:

SOCI 602 Issues in Classical Sociological Theory (3.00)
SOCI 603 Issues in Contemporary Sociological Theory (3.00)
SOCI 612 Quantitative Research Design and Methods (3.00)
SOCI 613 Qualitative Research Design and Methods (3.00)
SOCI 660 Professional Development Seminar (3.00)
SOCI 690 Thesis Proposal (3.00)
6 credits of Elective Courses chosen from the Sociology MA Selected Topics list
21

credits:

SOCI 691 Thesis (21.00)

MA in Arts in Sociology without Thesis (Essay - Option B) (45 credits)

15 credits of Required Courses:
SOCI 602 Issues in Classical Sociological Theory (3.00)
SOCI 603 Issues in Contemporary Sociological Theory (3.00)
SOCI 612 Quantitative Research Design and Methods (3.00)
SOCI 613 Qualitative Research Design and Methods (3.00)
SOCI 660 Professional Development Seminar (3.00)
12 credits of Elective Courses chosen from the Sociology MA Selected Topics list
18

credits:

SOCI 695 Essay (18.00)

Sociology MA Selected Topics

 
SOCI 620 Population and Society (3.00)
SOCI 622 Studies in Race and Ethnicity (3.00)
SOCI 625 Sociology of Culture (3.00)
SOCI 626 North American Societies (3.00)
SOCI 627 Social Movements and Social Change (3.00)
SOCI 632 Sociology of the Family (3.00)
SOCI 633 Sociology of Knowledge (3.00)
SOCI 635 Gender Studies (3.00)
SOCI 637 Development (3.00)
SOCI 638 The City (3.00)
SOCI 639 Social Problems (3.00)
SOCI 640 Community Studies (3.00)
SOCI 642 Studies in Governance (3.00)
SOCI 644 Sociology of the Body (3.00)
SOCI 645 Sociology of Men (3.00)
SOCI 646 Globalization (3.00)
SOCI 647 Democracy and Citizenship (3.00)
SOCI 648 Health, Illness and Medicine (3.00)
SOCI 649 Media and Communication (3.00)
SOCI 652 Self and Subjectivity (3.00)
SOCI 653 Intellectual Biography (3.00)
SOCI 601 Topics in Advanced Theory (3.00)
SOCI 611 Topics in Advanced Methodology (3.00)
SOCI 650 Special Topic in Sociology I (3.00)
SOCI 651 Special Topic in Sociology II (3.00)

 

Additional Degree Requirements

Credits. Additional courses may be taken from outside the program, subject to the advice and approval of the student's supervisor or the Graduate Program Director.

Supervision. Students are assigned an interim advisor upon admission. Students in the thesis option must select their permanent advisor by the beginning of the second term, along with a second committee member. Their thesis is evaluated by the two-person committee and a third examiner. Students in the non-thesis option select a permanent advisor by the beginning of the second term, and their final research papers are evaluated by the advisor and a second examiner.

Language Requirement. A working knowledge of English and French is recommended, although written work may be submitted in either language. Where appropriate, students are encouraged to acquire competence in the language of the community they choose to study; this may be achieved in the context of ANTH 640

Note 1. All students are required to plan courses related to their own interests with the help of advisors.
Note 2. All students are required to take 3 credits of SOCI elective studies.
Note 3. No more than 3 credits of elective studies taken outside the Department of Sociology and Anthropology may be credited towards the degree.

Academic Regulations

  1. Academic Standing. Please refer to the Academic Standing section of the Calendar for a detailed review of the Academic Regulations.
  2. Residence. The minimum period of residence is two calendar years (6 terms) of full-time graduate study beyond the Master’s degree or the equivalent in part-time study.
  3. Time Limit. Please refer to the Academic Regulations page for further details regarding the Time Limits.
  4. Graduation Requirement. In order to graduate, students must have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.70.

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