Sociology

Graduate Programs

Apply for graduate study in our department and you could find yourself in one of the best sociology graduate programs in North America. QS rankings place us among the top five sociology departments in Canada and among the top one hundred in the world. Excellent faculty and graduate students make our department a diverse and vibrant place to engage with sociological questions, approaches, and challenges.

Graduate students join the department from across Canada and the globe (including Brazil, China, Germany, Iran, the United States, and Zimbabwe), and are actively involved in campus life, local communities, and national and international networks. 

Under the supervision of faculty within our three broad research streams - Social Stratification and Inequality, Theory and Culture, and Criminology and Socio-legal Studies — they are using multiple methods in an innovative array of research projects from:
  • urban policing to urban Aboriginal youth
  • gendered land rights to gendered intimacies
  • the subject of law to the phenomenology of the subject
  • the structural inequalities of global migration to the everyday inequalities of social media
  • public responses to environmental disaster to the public spaces of local gardening

Our graduate program offers:

• A rich intellectual and research environment, including departmental awards for graduate students to attend conferences and carry out field research
• A suite of professional development opportunities in research, teaching, and professional skills that prepares graduates for the launch of their own careers
• Substantial funding support in the form of research and teaching assistantships, and access to dozens of internal and external scholarships
• A community of graduate students that is actively involved in life both on and off campus.