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The Department of Sociology offers programs leading to the degrees of Master of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy.
Four MA programs are available: (1) a course-based MA; (2) a thesis-based MA; (3) a course-based MA in criminal justice; and (4) a thesis-based MA in population and life course dynamics.
The time required to complete an MA program will vary according to the previous education of the applicant and the nature of the research undertaken.
Normally, the course-based MA degree will be completed in one academic year, the thesis MA (normally through full-time study) in four terms and the MA in criminal justice (normally through part-time study) within four years.
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Normally, a four-year undergraduate degree with a major in Sociology (honors preferred), or a related discipline. A minimum grade-point average of 3.5 (3.7 is considered competitive) in the last two years of undergraduate study at the University of Alberta (20 single-term courses), or equivalent qualifications from a recognized institution. Applicants are strongly encouraged to have completed coursework in statistics (I.e., SOC 210), research methodology (I.e., SOC 315), and two sociological theory courses (I.e., SOC 212, SOC 335), or their equivalents
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