Master of Arts (MA)

A full-time MA program is normally of one year's duration, its upper time limit (in accordance with Faculty of Graduate Studies Regulations) being four years. A part-time option is also available, its upper time limit (in accordance with Faculty of Graduate Studies regulations) being five years.

Course selections must be approved by the Graduate Education Committee and an examination in the student's chosen area of specialization as well as defense of a thesis proposal are required.

Master of Arts (MA) in Sociology

The Sociology program is made up of 18 credit hours. Students are expected to register for SOSA 9000-Master’s Thesis in Sociology every term. MA Sociology students are required to register for the following upon commencement of the program:

  • Area Essay Examination [SOSA 5300.06] register in the fall & winter term
  • Graduate Seminar [SOSA 5200.06] register for fall & winter term
  • two elective SOSA graduate classes

Master of Arts (MA) in Social Anthropology

The Social Anthropology program is made up of 18 credit hours. Students are expected to register for SOSA 9001-Master’s Thesis in Social Anthropology every term. MA Social Anthropology students are required to register for the following upon commencement of the program:

  • Area Essay Examination [SOSA 5300.06] register in the fall & winter term
  • Graduate Seminar [SOSA 5200.06] register for fall & winter term
  • Contemporary Perspectives in Ethnography [SOSA 5003.03]
  • One elective SOSA graduate class