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Discover the Department of Sociology. We are one of the largest departments on campus. The outstanding quality and diversity of our department is one of our greatest strengths.

Graduate Programs

A graduate experience that fosters close mentorship with faculty members who are leading scholars in the fields of Gender, Sexuality and Family; Political Sociology, Social Movements and Policy; Race, Ethnicity, and Immigration; Social Inequality; Social Psychology; and Sociology of Work and Occupations.

Undergraduate Programs

We offer a wide variety of courses in such areas as culture, deviance, education, family, gender, ethnic and race relations, health and health care, media, methods, occupations, organizations, theory, sexualities, social inequality, technologies, and work.


The department has close to 25 members. There is a strong research focus and we pride ourselves on the impact of our research. Our dynamic research program covers a wide range of sociological and interdisciplinary research.

Congratulations to Dr. Rose Ricciardelli!

Congratulations to a McMaster Sociology graduate Dr. Rose Ricciardelli
Oct 15, 2019

Sociologist concerned with Hamilton’s lack of response to right-wing activists

Tina Fetner’s research expertise on anti-LGBTQ activism in Canada and the United States reflected in CBC story on the aftermath of violence at Hamilton Pride.
Oct 10, 2019

Sociology Department Statement

The Sociology Department recognizes the value of the work that our Teaching Assistants and RAs in lieu of TA do to support teaching and research within our department, which are central to the mission of McMaster University and the broader society. We support fair compensation and working conditions for our colleagues, and we hope that the collective bargaining process produces a positive resolution that allows us to achieve our collective goals of delivering high-quality education and knowledge production for all members of the McMaster community while acknowledging the important role that our TAs and RAs in lieu play in accomplishing those goals.
Oct 09, 2019

Congratulations to Carlo Charles!

Congratulations to a McMaster Sociology Ph.D. student Carlo Charles on his appointment as a member of the Toronto Francophone Affairs Advisory Committee.
Oct 07, 2019

Luca Berardi receives SSHRC Insight Development Grant to study Federal prisons

Congratulations to Dr. Luca Berardi, whose research was successfully funded by the SSHRC Insight Development program.
Sep 30, 2019

Hot Spots of Neighbourhood Changes

McMaster professor Lisa Kaida, postdoctoral fellow Diana Singh, and PhD student Rochelle Wijesingha’s new article in City & Community examines how neighbourhoods in Atlantic Canadian cities have changed.
Sep 04, 2019