What will I learn?

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.

Be Inspired

At Acadia, you will have a high degree of direct contact and engagement with your supervisor, who will help guide you in your research and your studies. The small program also emphasizes collaboration between you and your fellow students when planning your research project – a process that develops your research communication and critical analysis skills while creating a close-knit community within the program. You will also have the opportunity to gain teaching experience through discussion groups and guided classroom experiences.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Arts

Study options

Full Time (12 months)

Tuition fees
CAD$19,158.00 (US$ 14,919) per year
Application deadline

1 February 2022

Start date

7 September 2022

Venue

Faculty of Arts

Room 224, Beveridge Arts Centre,

WOLFVILLE,

Nova Scotia (NS),

B4P 2R6, Canada

Entry requirements

For students from United States

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. 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 minimum graduate studies 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.

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, 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 sufficient 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 minimum graduate studies 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

TOEFL - 93 IBT Home Edition with no subtest score below 20

CAEL - 70 overall with no subtest score below 60

PTE Academic - 61 with no subtest score below 60

Application deadline: Feb/01 for fall.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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