McMaster University – School of Graduate Studies

School of Graduate Studies
Gilmour Hall 212
Hamilton, ON
Canada L8S 4L8

Program Information
Faculty: Faculty of Social Sciences, School of Labour Studies
Degree: Master
Field of Study: Labour and Industrial RelationsLabour Studies
Description Changing structures and dynamics of work in a global era; unions, social movements and change; labour markets and the state; gendered and racialized work; the political economy of workplace health and safety; labour and First Nations; labour and the environment.
Website: Work and Society at McMaster University – School of Graduate Studies
Thesis Based? Yes
Course Based? Yes
Length: 1 Year(s)
Cost per year:

Provincial: $7,008.00
National: $7,008.00

Cost per year is based on the 2017-2018 academic year, and represents tuition cost for three semesters. Mandatory supplementary fees are not included. Please see website for complete cost breakdown.

Requirements
Test Scores:

  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 580] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Computer Based) [min. 237] or Michigan English Language Assessment Battery [min. 90] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 92]

Applicants are required to submit evidence of their proficiency in the English language as part of their application. The most common evidence is a score on one of the following exams: TOEFL: minimum score of 92 (internet based), 237 (computer based) or 580 (paper based); IELTS (Academic): minimum overall score of 6.5, with at least 5.5 in each section; or MELAB: minimum score of 90. Applicants who have completed an academic ESL program through Canadian academic institutions may petition to have this considered in lieu of TOEFL.

Additional Admission Requirements:

  • Letter(s) of Reference
  • Statement of Research Interests
  • Work Experience

Applicants are required to have an Honours Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in a related discipline. Applicants are required to submit: a 2-page Statement of Interest; a Resume; 2 references; a Current Transcript; and a writing sample from 4th year course or higher.