The majority of graduate programs are NOT impacted by recent government announcements about tuition increases.

PhD students from the rest of Canada will continue to pay Quebec fees.
International PhD fees will see the same 3% increase as Quebec fees.

Medical Sociology (M.A.)

Program Description

The Master of Arts (M.A.) in Medical Sociology (Thesis) offered by the Department of Sociology in the Faculty of Arts is a research-intensive program that emphasizes innovative and rigorous learning opportunities. The program's objective is to equip students with skills in original thinking, literature synthesis, and the presentation of complex ideas to either continue their studies or pursue professional opportunities.

Unique Program Features

  • The Department consistently ranks among the top sociology departments in the world;
  • The Department contributes to knowledge at the forefront of current issues—in particular, those dealing with health systems and with policies concerning HIV/AIDS;
  • It aims to prepare candidates for a career of teaching and research in medical sociology, and there is consequently a preference for applicants with the potential to proceed to the doctoral degree;
  • The Department has a record of placing students in both academic and non-academic careers in institutions ranging from the University of Chicago and Berkeley to StatsCan and various CEGEPs/Colleges.

University-Level Admission Requirements

  • An eligible Bachelor's degree with a minimum 3.0 GPA out of a possible 4.0 GPA
  • English-language proficiency

Each program has specific admission requirements including required application documents. Please visit the program website for more details.

Visit our Educational credentials and grade equivalencies and English language proficiency webpages for additional information.

Program Website

MA in Medical Sociology website

Department Contact

Graduate Program graduate.sociology [at] (subject: MA%20in%20Medical%20Sociology) (email)

Available Intakes


Application Deadlines

Intake Applications Open Application Deadline - International Application Deadline - Domestic (Canadian, Permanent Resident of Canada)
FALL September 15 January 7 January 7

Note: Application deadlines are subject to change without notice. Please check the application portal for the most up-to-date information.

Application Resources

Application Workshops

Consult our full list of our virtual application-focused workshops on the Events webpage.

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