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, Department of Sociology
Degree: Master
Field of Study: Social PsychologySociology
Description 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.
Website: Sociology (Stream in Social Psychology) at McMaster University – School of Graduate Studies
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.

Test Scores:

  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Computer Based) [min. 237] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 280] or Michigan English Language Assessment Battery [min. 90] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 92] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5]

Applicants whose native language is not English must satisfy the University’s language proficiency requirement prior to an offer of admission. There will be no exceptions to the language requirement. If your degree was completed at a university where the language of instruction was English and your university includes a verification statement on its transcript or in an accompanying letter, you will not need to provide further proof of language skills. Otherwise, you are asked to upload a copy of your language examination results to the on-line system. There is a minimum requirement for the TOEFL (iBT) score of 92 (580 on the paper-based TOEFL test or 237 on the computer based test) or MELAB score of 90 or IELTS of 6.5.

Additional Admission Requirements:

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

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. Applicants are required to submit: a Statement of Interest; a writing sample; and letters of recommendations. A C.V./Personal Resume is optional.