Master of Arts in Sociology

The Division of Research and Graduate Studies at Acadia
The Programme 

Acadia University offers a 12-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 four 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.


February 1 is the deadline for applicants who wish to be considered for funding. Other applications will be considered as received until the application platform closes in late spring.  

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. Jesse Carlson
Graduate Studies Coordinator
Department of Soci
Acadia University
Wolfville, Nova Scotia
Canada, B4P 2R6

Graduate Student (L to R): Carly Connolly, Alex Pulchny, Katie Campeau

Graduate students (L to R): Danielle Small, Tanaysha Sack