|Department/School||Sociology and Legal Studies|
|Faculty||Faculty of Arts|
Fall (September - December)
|Application and document submission deadline(s)||
January 15 (for admission in September)
|Program type||Co-operative, Doctoral, Research|
|Length of program||48 months (full-time)|
|Registration option(s)||Full-time, Part-time|
|Research field(s) - Graduate research fields are used to better define a student’s research concentration||
Crime, Law, and Security
Knowledge, Education, and Digital Culture
Migration, Borders, and Transnationalism
Social Inequality and Public Policy
What does it take to get in?
Minimum admission requirements
- Normally a Master's degree or its equivalent in Sociology with at least an 83% average in course work.
- A statement of academic interest (approximately a page, outlining areas of interest and reasons for choosing to study at the University of Waterloo).
- Students may choose to submit results from the Graduate Record Examination (both the General Section and the Special Field, Sociology).
- Review the finding a supervisor resources
- Curriculum vitae
- Supplementary information form (SIF)
- The SIF contains questions specific to your program, typically about why you want to enrol and your experience in that field. Review the application documents web page for more information about this requirement
- If a statement or letter is required by your program, review the writing your personal statement resources for helpful tips and tricks on completion
- Writing sample
- Preferably a chapter from the Master of Arts thesis
- Three academic references are required
- Proof of English language proficiency, if applicable
- TOEFL 90 (writing 25, speaking 25), IELTS 7.0 (writing 6.5, speaking 6.5)
How much will it cost?
- Use the student budget calculator to estimate your cost and resources
- Visit the graduate program tuition page on the Finance website to determine the tuition and incidental fees per term for your program
- Review the study and living costs
- Review the funding graduate school resources for graduate students
What can you expect at Waterloo?
- Review the degree requirements on the Graduate Studies Academic Calendar, including the courses that you can anticipate taking as part of completing the degree
- Check out profiles of current graduate students to learn about their experience at Waterloo
- Check out Waterloo's institutional thesis repository - UWspace to see recent submissions from the Department of Sociology and Legal Studies graduate students
- Check out the Waterloo campus and city tours
- Review the Department of Sociology and Legal Studies website to see information about supervisors, research areas, news, and events