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Master of Arts in Sociology: Stream in Social Psychology

The Department of Sociology at McMaster University offers a graduate experience that fosters close mentorship with faculty members who are leading scholars in our six areas of specialty. The program emphasizes the importance of good scholarship and trains students in current developments in the field of Sociology in Canada and internationally.

M.A.Master of Arts in Sociology: Stream in Social Psychology

The Department of Sociology at McMaster University offers a graduate experience that fosters close mentorship with faculty members who are leading scholars in our six areas of specialty. The program emphasizes the importance of good scholarship and trains students in current developments in the field of Sociology in Canada and internationally.

The M.A. Sociology with stream in Social Psychology can be completed by a coursework option.   The coursework option requires the satisfactory completion of eight one-term courses. All students must pass one 700 level theory course (750 or 751) and one 700 level research methods course (740, 742, 743). In addition, students must complete two courses relating to social psychology: 702, 704, 711, 718, 755, 758.  Courses may not be taken at the 600 level with the exception of Sociology 6Z03. Students may optionally take one Sociology supervised research course (730 or 731). Students are permitted to enrol in one course outside of the department provided it is not a supervise research course. Students declare their intention to pursue the stream by the end of the second term while in the programme.

M.A. candidates accepted as regular graduate students ordinarily take one calendar year for the course-work option.

 Detailed information on the admissions and application process and frequently asked questions

The Department of Sociology at McMaster University offers financial support of incoming graduate students to help them to excel at their studies and to complete their graduate programs in a timely manner. Funding for graduate study usually comprises a combination of monies from graduate scholarships, teaching assistantships, and research assistantships. Many current and incoming graduate students receive additional funding from external agencies (see below).

Applicants are advised to apply for federal scholarships (not applicable for international applicants).

Canada Graduate Scholarships - Master's Program 
All Master's applicants should apply for this federal scholarship if they meet the eligibility requirements. Deadline: December 1, 2017. Please choose McMaster as one of your five choices for University.

Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarships Program Doctoral Scholarships, and SSHRC Doctoral Fellowships.
If you are currently in a Master's program, you are required to apply via your home university. Check with your current department for the internal deadline; typically it is in October.

Alternatively, students in health related research (social psychology) may want to apply to the Canadian Institute of Health Research Doctoral Research Awards.

 

SOCIOL 6Z03 / Introduction to Social Statistics

SOCIOL 700 / Selected Topics in Sociology I

SOCIOL 701 / Selected Topics in Sociology II

SOCIOL 702 / Selected Topics in Sociological Approaches to Social Psychology

SOCIOL 704 / Deviance and Social Problems

SOCIOL 705 / Sociology of Organizations

SOCIOL 710 / Introduction to Research Design in Sociology

SOCIOL 711 / Sociological Perspectives in Social Psychology

SOCIOL 713 / Social Inequality

SOCIOL 714 / Political Sociology

SOCIOL 716 / Sociology of Education

SOCIOL 718 / Sociology of Work and Occupations

SOCIOL 719 / Sociology of Health and Health Care

SOCIOL 720 / Sociology of Aging

SOCIOL 730 / Supervised Research Course

SOCIOL 731 / Supervised Research Course in Sociological Approaches to Social Psychology

SOCIOL 740 / Statistical Methods for Social Research

SOCIOL 742 / Qualitative Methods

SOCIOL 743 / Historical Methods

SOCIOL 750 / Classical Sociological Theory

SOCIOL 751 / Contemporary Sociological Theory

SOCIOL 755 / Individual and Society

SOCIOL 758 / Sociology of Race and Ethnicity

SOCIOL 759 / Sociology of Gender

SOCIOL 761 / Topics in Statistical Methods for Social Research

SOCIOL 770 / Advanced Analysis of Survey Data

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For more information:
General Graduate Studies and Admission Inquiries
KTH 627
905-525-9140 ext. 23613
socgrad@mcmaster.ca
Length:
M.A. candidates accepted as regular graduate students ordinarily take one calendar year for the course-work option.
Required Credential:
Applicants with strong grades (at minimum, a B+ average in their third and fourth level courses in their major) who expect to have completed an honours degree in sociology, social psychology or a closely related social scientific field may be admitted as candidates for the MA degree. Students with substantial coursework in sociology from outside of the social sciences disciplines also will be considered. Please note admission is competitive: meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission
Program Type:
Course Based
Program Options:
Full-time
Typical Entry:
September
Current Deadline:
January 15