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Sociology (PhD)

University of Windsor, Canada


Next enrollment cycle

May 2023

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First Year Course Fee

USD 12,418

Course Accredited By


  • 2 Years
  • On Campus
  • Postgraduate
  • Degree

This is a Research based Program.

Our PhD program in Sociology critically examines the emergence of contemporarym global society, analyzing and evaluating its effects on people’s lives. We attend to issues of power, change, and social inequalities, especially as they affect the social and policy environments. Our areas of expertise cover culture and community; migration and population; and crime and justice.

Our faculty members are renowned for providing attentive, individualized supervision that reflects our commitment to your professional and scholarly development.
The first program of its kind in Canada, it is grounded in a comprehensive approach including: immersion in a variety of data gathering techniques; substantive topics like community; research design; analysis and interpretation; and rigorous theorizing.
The program offers unique opportunities for student-professor collaboration, discovery, creativity, critical thinking, and community engagement.
Why pursue graduate studies with us?

  • Contemporary and critical scholarship
  • Tight-knit student society
  • Publically relevant, cutting-edge research
  • Diverse faculty members and students
  • Alignment with faculty research interests

Enrollment Cycles

  • May 2023
  • September 2023
  • January 2024

Specific Admission Requirements

Deadline for Fall:

  • M.A.: February 1
  • Ph.D.: January 15
    *Applications to these programs will be accepted after this deadline, however, these applicants will only be considered if space and funding allows.
  • 4 Year honours degree in a related field
  • Minimum TOEFL: IBT-83
  • Minimum IELTS: 6.5
  • Minimum Pearson: 65

Additional Requirements

  • Ph.D.:
  • Letter from applicant including area for dissertation research. Students are encouraged to identify one (1) or more members of the department's graduate faculty with whom they would like to work.
  • A sample of written work.
  • Personal statement (max 500 words) that answers both questions:
  • How have you been involved in social justice issues through research, work or community activity?
  • How do you envision your research contributing to social justice?
  • Three Referee Assessment Forms. Two should be from academic referees (e.g. MA Supervisor) and one can be from a non-academic referee who has been in a supervisory or mentor role.
  • Curriculum Vitae or Resume.
  • Program Type: Graduate
  • Major or Degree: PHD -Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Science
  • Course Load: Full Time
  • Fee Category: Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident
  • Term: Fall
  • Residence: Alumni Hall - Single in a 2 Bedroom Suite
  • Meal Plan: Full Meal Plan - moderate off campus flexibility.
  • Estimated Total
  • $ 9883.36
  • Base Tuition
  • Base Tuition $ 2393.10 Assessed each term

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