Sociology (Critical) (MA)

This program, offering both theoretical and methodological foundations, will prepare students to develop sophisticated and rigorous approaches to critical sociological research and analysis. Through course work and interaction with faculty, students will be exposed to a wide range of critical sociological frameworks, and will also examine a diverse range of sociological methodologies.

Entry point:

  • September


  • MRP – 4 terms (16 months)
  • MRP & Co-op – 6 terms (2 years)
  • Thesis – 6 terms (2 years)

This program is funded for the defined length above as outlined on our financial page.

Application deadline:

  • January 15th for September entry
  • This program is no longer accepting applicants for 2022 entry. 
  • Applications are expected to open in October for 2023 entry.

Admission requirements

  1. Check the university requirements and the program requirements.
  2. Complete the online application and submit the non-refundable application fee.
  3. You will need to submit your transcripts as well as the following program-specific materials:
    • A personal statement of interest and goals.
    • To apply to the Critical Sociology Co-op option, please include an additional page with your Statement of Interest. Describe your interest in the Critical Sociology Co-op, the strengths or skills you would bring, the strengths or skills you want to develop, and how you expect the Co-op experience would support your career, research or activist goals.
    • A current resume
    • Two academic online letters of reference from referees who can attest to the applicant’s suitability for graduate studies.
    • Students will be expected to be proficient in English, as specified in the section titled Proof of English Language Proficiency in the Brock University Graduate Calendar and according to the Critical Sociology English language Proficiency requirements specified below.*

*Please note that while the Graduate Calendar specifies a minimum TOEFL of 550 and a TWE of 4.0, minimum MACS program requirements are TOEFL 580 and TWE 4.5.

Career outcomes

  • Government Agencies
  • Non-profit Social Services Organizations
  • Research Think Tanks
  • Unions
  • Universities
  • Media Organizations
  • Journalism