What will I learn?

York has Canada's largest graduate sociology program.

The program focus is on critical scholarship, interdisciplinarity and sociological theory.

One of the most dynamic centres of social theorizing and research in Canada with a well-established national and international reputation. You will benefit from close association with award-winning professors, including an unusually high number of research chairs, conducting sociological research in Arts, Law, Education, Fine Arts, Environmental Studies and other Faculties.

We support you as you apply for, and receive, an impressive number of national and international awards for academic achievement.

You will join students and professors who are committed to social justice and political activism.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Graduate Studies

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
CAD$18,821.00 (US$ 15,210) per year
Application deadline

15 January 2022

Start date

1 September 2022


Faculty of Graduate Studies

230 York Lanes, 80 York Boulevard,

York University, 4700 Keele Street,


Ontario (ON),

M3J 1P3, Canada

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Other English Language Requirements accepted: York English Language Test with a Overall band: 1-5; TOEFL: Computer-based: 220,Paper-based: 560; Test de français international(TFI) with a Overall score: 785.

For international students

Graduates with an honours degree in sociology or closely related discipline, and normally with at least a B+ average or higher in their last two years of study, may be admitted as candidates for the MA program.

In addition, students with an honours degree with a minor in sociology and who have a minimum of a B+ average or higher in their last two years of study, may also be admitted as candidates for the MA degree.


Minimum TOEFL (Paper-based) - 600

Minimum TOEFL (Internet-based) - 100

IELTS (Academic Module) - 7.5

YUELI - Academic Program Level 9 with Distinction

YUELI Graduate Studies Preparation Program (GSPP) - Graduate with distinction

CAEL - Overall score of 70, no component score less than 60

Minimum CPE Score - C

Minimum CAE Score - B

Duolingo -125
PTE Academic -76

The application deadline is Jan 15