We invite you to pursue your interest in sociology while preparing for further academic study and employment in the field through our MA in Sociology. At Acadia, you will have a high degree of direct contact and engagement with your supervisor, who will help guide you in your research and your studies.
Our small program also emphasizes collaboration between you and your fellow students when planning your research project – a process that develops your research, communication, and critical analysis skills while creating a close-knit community within the program. You will also have the opportunity to gain teaching experience through discussion groups and guided classroom experiences, and in some cases through teaching assistantships.
Acadia's Master of Sociology faculty have a wide variety of research interests to support you in your studies. You will explore new theories and methods of inquiry in our highly collaborative graduate sociology program and apply these skills toward research that uncovers new understandings of the societies in which we live.
Your primary focus in this program will be on the planning and execution of your chosen research project culminating in the defense of your MA thesis, while course components will emphasize a deeper exposure to social theory, qualitative and quantitative theory, and a wider breadth of topics in sociology.
*Studies can be qualitative, quantitative, mixed methods or theory-focused.
Thesis defense and completion