Master of Arts in Sociology

The Division of Research and Graduate Studies at Acadia
The Programme 

Acadia University offers a 16-month programme leading to the degree of Master of Arts in Sociology.  The Department of Sociology specializes in development and political economy, gender and aging, work and occupations, methodology, and social theory.

Students participate in an eight-month schedule of courses, seminars, and thesis preparation that includes some opportunities to gain teaching experience.  The remaining eight months are devoted to the completion of a thesis. The M.A. Programme includes the successful completion of two and a half required courses, including Graduate Theory, Graduate Methodology, and a Graduate Seminar, as well as the completion of a Masters Thesis.


Information about applying can be found on Acadia's Graduate Application webpage.

Dr. Sarah Rudrum is the graduate coordinator. If you have questions about the program, you can reach her at

Successful applicants typically hold a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Sociology, ​with a minimum GPA of 3.5 in the last two years of study. We occasionally admit candidates without honours degrees or with degrees in other disciplines. Please contact the Graduate Coordinator if you have questions about your eligibility or for other inquiries.

Dr. Sarah Rudrum
Graduate Studies Coordinator
Department of Soci
Acadia University
Wolfville, Nova Scotia
Canada, B4P 2R6