Learn about an alumna of ours - James' experience in the Sociology MA program, as well as his research on hand gun regulation in Canada.

Waterloo’s Sociology Department provides a supportive, friendly, and intellectually vibrant environment in which to learn and to cultivate a sociological analysis of the most pressing issues confronting societies today. Through our stimulating MA and PhD programs, graduate students gain a stronger understanding of social, political, economic, and cultural relations through sociological theory and methods, critical analysis, and interdisciplinary research training. Our programs offer courses and research agendas in areas such as law, crime, and security, social inequalities and public policy, migration and transnationalism, governance studies, and culture and education.

We currently have 19 faculty members teaching and supervising graduate students, plus over 10 affiliated and adjunct professors from other Universities and from University of Waterloo departments and colleges.

For more information about our graduate programs, please explore the Sociology graduate program web pages by following the links on the left.

If you would like to discuss any details about our programs, please contact Dr. Owen Gallupe, Associate Chair for Graduate Studies at ogallupe@uwaterloo.ca.

International students

Due to funding restrictions, the Faculty of Arts is currently limiting the number of international students we can admit. Please contact the department's Associate Chair, Graduate Studies prior to applying to discuss your interest in this program.