Graduate Program

PhD in Sociology

Our department is always looking for talented, self-motivated and independent scholars to join our unique doctoral program. From its inception, our PhD in Sociology has been guided successfully by two principle objectives:

Masters - Public Issues Anthropology

Why choose Guelph's Public Issues Anthropology MA program?

Student/Faculty Co-Publications

2019 O'Grady, Bill and Ryan Lafleur. "Property Crime" in Understanding Crime in Canada (2nd Edition). Edited by Neil Boyd. Toronto: Emond Montgomery Publications Limited.

2016 Lafleur, Ryan and Bill O’Grady. “Making it on the Outside: Towards an Integrated Control Theory for Understanding the Reintegration Process.” Howard Journal of Crime and Justice. 55 (1-2). P.p. 41-56.

Prospective Graduate Students

As part of the department of Sociology and Anthropology students experience a graduate culture that is unique to the University of Guelph.  

MA in Sociology

The Department of Sociology and Anthropology has been offering a Master's in Sociology since 1967 and continues to attract graduate students of the highest caliber from across the country and around the world. With both thesis and course-based options available, our MA program allows students to choose the route best suited to their academic and other career aspirations. 

Our MA in Sociology offers specialized instruction and graduate supervision in the following four areas:

MA in Criminology and Criminal Justice Policy (CCJP)

As a collaborative program between the Department of Sociology & Anthropology and the Department of Political Science, our CCJP MA capitalizes on our faculty’s diverse research interests and related areas of expertise. Together with faculty, our graduate students learn and conduct research in the following areas:

Engage 2019

ENGAGE is a student-led graduate student conference hosted by the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at the University of Guelph. The conference is open to all graduate and upper year students from fields of the social and applied human sciences to participate, open to students from any post-secondary institution.

Admission Requirements

Master's in Sociology

Admission Requirements:

Applicants must possess an honours BA degree (4 years) or its equivalent with a minimum B+ average in the final two undergraduate years. Students who do not meet departmental requirements (e.g., students whose undergraduate degree does not include basic courses in Sociology), may be admitted provisionally and required to complete appropriate make-up courses from offerings in the undergraduate program.

Graduate Studies

In addition to its long-standing MA in Sociology, the Department of Sociology and Anthropology offers, or collaborates in, several graduate programs.