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, 615 or an alternative methods course offered by the Sociology Department; and 631.
b) Completion of 6 units of electives on substantive topics at the 600 or 700 level; at least 3 units of elective must be a Sociology Department offering.
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) Course requirements:
- Sociology 611 (students who have completed this or an equivalent graduate-level statistics course may substitute any other 600- or 700-level course);
- Sociology 702 and 731;
- 6 units of methodology courses at the 700 level;
- 6 units of electives on substantive topics at the 600 or 700 level; at least 3 units of elective must be selected from Sociology Department offerings.
- 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 fourteen 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 Field of Study examination with a written and an oral component, normally completed within twenty months of initial registration in the doctoral program.
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.