Applicants must have a Bachelor's degree with a standing equivalent to a Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 3.3 or better out of a possible 4.0. The degree may be either in Sociology, or it may be in another relevant social science. In the latter case, applicants may be required to take some additional Sociology courses to fill gaps in their background.
The strength of an applicant's academic record is of primary importance in consideration of an applicant's dossier. The University Course Calendar provides an exhaustive list of the courses that exist or that may be offered, while information about course offerings for the current or upcoming session can be found on Minerva in the Class Schedule section. In addition, we publish detailed syllabi related to the courses being offered at www://www.mcgill.ca/sociology/courses
Note: applicants not registered at Canadian universities must submit with their applications the results of the Verbal and Quantitative aptitude tests of the Graduate Record Examination. Canadian students are also encouraged to submit the results of this test with their application. Arrangements to take the Graduate Record Examination should be made directly with the Educational Testing Service by visiting their website at http://www.gre.org/ttindex.html. For information on whether The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is also required please visit http://www.mcgill.ca/gradapplicants/apply/prepare/requirements/proficiency. The minimum acceptable score for the TOEFL exam is 567 on the paper-based test or 86 on the internet-based test (a minimum score of 20 in each of the 4 component scores). International students can also contact International Student Services at 514-398-4349 for more information, or visit their website, http://www.mcgill.ca/internationalstudents.
Candidates who lack sufficient preparation in the social sciences, but whose academic record justifies consideration for eventual admission to the Master's graduate program, may be required to register for a qualifying year during which they take courses to broaden their knowledge of sociology. Candidates must achieve a final mark of at least a B in these courses and an average in all courses of at least B+; in general, they must, in the opinion of the Department, have achieved sufficient preparation in the subject matter of sociology before they will be allowed to proceed with graduate work. All candidates are expected to have taken courses in statistics, research methods and sociological theory at the undergraduate level.
All prospective students are encouraged to contact faculty members that they may wish to work with to ascertain that they will be available and not on leave during the time at which they wish to study.
Having trouble finding what you are looking for? Contact our erin [dot] henson [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Graduate Program Coordinator)