In addition to Faculties of Graduate Studies and Arts requirements, the Department requires:
Master of Arts
a) Competence in sociological statistics, methods of sociological research, and sociological theory demonstrated by completing Sociology 611; 613 or 615; and 631.
b) Completion of two half-course equivalent electives at the 600 or 700 level; at least one half-course equivalent elective must be a Sociology Department offering in a substantive area.
c) Completion of Sociology 602 - Training in Professional Sociology and successful preparation and completion of a thesis prospectus.
d) Completion of the MA Thesis requirement.
Doctor of Philosophy
a) Sociology 611; 702; 731; two half-course equivalent methodology courses at the 700 level, selected from decimalized sections of Sociology 705Q, 711Q, or 715Q; two half-course equivalent electives at the 600 or 700 level selected from Sociology Department offerings on substantive topics. Students who have taken one of the required courses in a previous degree may substitute any other 600- or 700-level course.
b) Successful completion of a thesis prospectus, normally within twenty months of initial registration in the doctoral program. Successful completion of the prospectus means that the Supervisory Committee has approved the thesis project, and a written copy of the prospectus is filed with the Sociology Department Student Administrator.
c) A candidacy examination with a written and an oral component.
d) Completion of the PhD Thesis requirement.
Students may hire an editor to copyedit their theses. The student, supervisor and editor must abide by the following regulations:
1. Prior to hiring a copy editor, permission from the supervisor(s) must be obtained. An agreement outlining the permitted scope of editing must be signed by the student and the supervisor(s).
2. A disclosure statement is required in the thesis (e.g., a sentence in the preface or acknowledgment stating that the thesis has been professionally edited).
3. Under no circumstances should the copyediting alter the content, structure or contribution of the thesis.