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Master of Arts (MA) in Sociology Acadia University




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Deepen your interest in sociology while preparing for further academic study and employment in the field. You will explore new theories and methods of inquiry in Acadia's highly collaborative graduate sociology program, and apply these skills toward research projects that uncover new understandings of the societies in which we live.

Acadia's Master of Sociology faculty have a wide variety of research interests to support you in your studies. The program specializes in political economy, societal development, gender, cultural diversity, work, methods, and social theory. Your primary focus in this program will be on the planning and execution of your chosen research project, but the course components will emphasize a deeper exposure to social theory and a wider breadth of topics in sociology.

Research Interests

  • Addiction studies
  • Consequential Marxism
  • Crime and deviance
  • Critical development studies
  • Gender, identity and symbolism
  • Health and healthcare
  • Justice and law
  • Marxism
  • North Atlantic Maritime cultures
  • Political economy
  • Qualitative methods
  • Radicalization and ethnicity
  • Research ethics
  • Research methods
  • Social and economic organizations
  • Social change and revolution
  • Social movements and human development
  • Social theory
  • Sociology of families
  • Women's and gender studies

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Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees

CAD$18,058.00 (9,91,357) per year




Acadia University

15 University Avenue,


Nova Scotia (NS),

B4P 2R6, Canada

Entry requirement for international students

Candidates for admission to the graduate programs of Acadia University must possess an honours degree, or a four-year bachelor's degree, or its equivalent, from an approved university. Those candidates possessing a major in a field other than that of their graduate program will normally be required to take enough undergraduate courses to make up the equivalent of an Acadia undergraduate major. Special consideration may be given to those candidates wishing to change from one undergraduate field to a related graduate one.

Candidates must have at least a B- average (70%) in the courses taken in the major field in the last two undergraduate years (or 60 credit hours) of university study, including coursework in undergraduate degree(s) and any graduate work completed.

Acadia's English requirements are as follows:

  • IELTS (Academic ONLY) - 6.5 overall with no subtest score below 6.0
  • TOEFL - 93 IBT with no subtest score below 20
  • CAEL - 70 overall with no subtest score below 60
  • PTE Academic - 61 with no subtest score below 60

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