UCalgary's sociology program prepares globally competitive graduates with the support of one of Canada's top rated research-oriented departments. Our graduate programs ground learning in core knowledge of classical and contemporary social theories, qualitative and quantitative research methods, and supplement this fundamental study with specialized courses of interest. Recent research topics include social control and delinquency; transformation of the tattoo subculture; corporate relocation; family caregivers; political alienation and behavior in Western Canada; and chronic illness and social support. Students benefit from a professor/student ratio that guarantees access to support and feedback.
Outcomes and next steps
Academic jobs such as professor, instructor and post-doctoral scholar; alternative academic jobs such as researcher, educational consultant, and data analyst; health sector, government, non-profit, researcher, analyst, program evaluation, clinician.
A PhD in Sociology is usually considered a final degree.
All graduate students must pay general fees each year, as well as program fees.
Estimate for full-time students
Canadian and permanent resident
12 months of study
First 12 months of study
For first year of studies
General fees and program fees
General fees are annual and per-term fees. Annual fees are paid once per year, while per-term are paid each term (3 terms per year).
Program fees cover standard academic costs. Textbooks and other course material costs are not included.
What are annual continuing fees?
Domestic Continuing Fees: $1,627 CAD
International Continuing Fees: $3,693 CAD
Continuing fees apply in the first term following completion of candidacy requirements.
Departmental funding is a minimum of $21,760 for qualified first year PhD students.
Fees listed here are estimates only, and have been rounded to the nearest dollar. These amounts should not be considered accurate. All amounts are in Canadian Dollars.
Fees are subject to change.
For more details and the most accurate information go to the Academic Calendar
For more general information, see our Fees and Funding Guide
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