Graduate Programs

Graduate Studies in Sociology

The University of Lethbridge offers a Masters of Arts in Sociology (MA Sociology). Program information can be found here. Some students will prefer an interdisciplinary degree, and because the University shares a commitment to interdisciplinarity, we also offer a Master of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy in Cultural, Social and Political Thought.

Students taking an MA Sociology typically would be asked to take graduate courses in research methods, social theory and a professional skills seminar, as well as directed studies relating to their thesis. The specific courses a student takes will depend on discussions with the student and supervisor, suggestions by the Sociology Graduate Admissions Committee and course availability in any given calendar year. Nevertheless, students can anticipate taking between 4 and 6 full graduate course equivalents during their MA programs.  

The central experience of our Master's program is the creation of a thesis. At the Master's level, a thesis project involves close collaboration between supervisor and student. When applying for admission to our graduate program, students must also closely collaborate with potential supervisors. Students interested these programs should speak with a member of the Sociology department whose research areas fit with their own prior to application for admission to the program: Sociology Faculty Research Profiles

  • Deadlines for receipt of application forms and all supporting documentation (reference letters, official transcripts, project proposal form filled out in consultation with prospective supervisor, etc.) are Feb 1st  or May 1st for admission in September, and October 1st for admission in January.
  • Current information about admissions can be obtained here
  • Application information can be obtained from the School of Graduate Studies

Please note that this information was current at the time of this writing. In case of discrepancies between the information presented here and the information presented in the most recent University of Lethbridge calendar or on the formal application forms, the calendar and application forms will take precedence.

We hope that you will consider joining the Department of Sociology graduate programs. We are confident that our students receive instruction and training of the highest quality,  and we are committed to providing first-rate courses, individual attention to students, and hands-on research training. If you are interested in learning more about the Sociology Programs at the University of Lethbridge, please contact Jenny to arrange a visit.