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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.

About Us

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.

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.

Research

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.

Economic Integration of Resettled Refugees

Dr. Lisa Kaida, Feng Hou of Statistics Canada, and PhD student Max Stick’s recently published article compares the economic integration of privately sponsored and government-assisted refugees.

Jun 21, 2019

And the award for best article of the year goes to...

Sociology professor Karen Robson has recently been recognized for best article of the year in Canadian Journal of Higher Education.

Jun 10, 2019

New Sociology PhDs: Diana Singh and Julie Gouweloos

Congratulations to our two new McMaster Sociology PhDs, Dr. Diana Singh and Dr. Julie Gouweloos, who will receive their doctoral hoods at the McMaster Social Sciences convocation on June 12.

May 29, 2019

Scapegoating George Soros: How media-savvy far-right activists spread lies

Media-savvy, far right-wing activists in the U.S., Hungary and Poland spread white nationalist politics using paranoid Soros conspiracy theories. This new global extremism is coming to Canada. Analysis by McMaster Sociologist Neil McLaughlin and PhD candidate Iga Mergler.

May 28, 2019

McMaster’s new Trudeau Scholar studies how nationalism and politics affect migration

Carlo Handy Charles, a McMaster sociology PhD candidate, is studying how race, ethnicity, and nationalism shape the perception and integration of Haitian refugees in Canada and France.

May 27, 2019

Political Science professor brings home Sarah Shorten Award

The Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT) recently honoured Michelle Dion with the Sarah Shorten Award in recognition of outstanding achievements in the promotion of the advancement of women in Canadian universities and colleges.

May 27, 2019

B.A. Bachelor of Arts in Sociology

Sociology is the study of individuals and groups in patterned behaviors. We study social processes and social institutions in areas such as the family, education, health, social inequality, immigration and race and ethnic relations, paid and unpaid work and politics. The goal of sociology is to help explain the relationship between our personal experiences and the wider organization of society.

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Hons.B.A. Honours Bachelor of Arts in Sociology

Sociology is the study of individuals and groups in patterned behaviours. We study social processes and social institutions in areas such as the family, education, health, social inequality, immigration and race and ethnic relations, paid and unpaid work and politics. The goal of sociology is to help explain the relationship between our personal experiences and the wider organization of society.

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Hons.B.A. Honours Sociology (Specialist Option) (BA)

Sociology is the study of individuals and groups in patterned behaviours. We study social processes and social institutions in areas such as the family, education, health, social inequality, immigration and race and ethnic relations, paid and unpaid work and politics. The goal of sociology is to help explain the relationship between our personal experiences and the wider organization of society.

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Hons.B.A. Combined Honours Bachelor of Arts In Sociology and Another Subject

Sociology is the study of individuals and groups in patterned behaviours. We study social processes and social institutions in areas such as the family, education, health, social inequality, immigration and race and ethnic relations, paid and unpaid work and politics. The goal of sociology is to help explain the relationship between our personal experiences and the wider organization of society.

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Hons.B.A. Combined Honours BA in Sociology (Specialist Option) and Another Subject

Sociology is the study of individuals and groups in patterned behaviours. We study social processes and social institutions in areas such as the family, education, health, social inequality, immigration and race and ethnic relations, paid and unpaid work and politics. The goal of sociology is to help explain the relationship between our personal experiences and the wider organization of society.

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Minor Minor in Sociology

Sociology is the study of individuals and groups in patterned behaviours. We study social processes and social institutions in areas such as the family, education, health, social inequality, immigration and race and ethnic relations, paid and unpaid work and politics. The goal of sociology is to help explain the relationship between our personal experiences and the wider organization of society.

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M.A. Master of Arts in Sociology

The Department of Sociology at McMaster University offers a graduate experience that fosters close mentorship with faculty members who are leading scholars in our six areas of specialty. The program emphasizes the importance of good scholarship and trains students in current developments in the field of Sociology in Canada and internationally.

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M.A. Master of Arts in Sociology: Stream in Social Psychology

The Department of Sociology at McMaster University offers a graduate experience that fosters close mentorship with faculty members who are leading scholars in our six areas of specialty. The program emphasizes the importance of good scholarship and trains students in current developments in the field of Sociology in Canada and internationally.

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Ph.D. Doctor of Philosophy in Sociology

The Department of Sociology at McMaster University offers a graduate experience that fosters close mentorship with faculty members who are leading scholars in our six areas of specialty. The program emphasizes the importance of good scholarship and trains students in current developments in the field of Sociology in Canada and internationally.

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