The University of Windsor's Master's and Doctoral programs in Sociology have well established reputations for critical, contemporary, and interdisciplinary scholarship. These programs are key features of the Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and, Criminology and its collective endeavours.
With the support of the faculty, current graduate students, and the University, we have been able to recruit excellent students year after year into our graduate programs. Students who enter into our thoughtfully designed programmes find they offer an inclusive education which simultaneously encourages the discovery and expansion of their own creative ideas. The exceptional quality and diversity of our graduate students are the most notable strengths of our programs.
Our graduates have very successful careers. They have positions in academic institutions within and outside of Canada. Those graduates working outside of the university have obtained professional positions in national and international research institutes, government and policy departments, legal research agencies, and union and advocacy organizations. We are very pleased to have had the opportunity to help launch the professional careers of our students.
Graduate students have the opportunity to share their experiences, form connections, and discuss their fields of research with peers in a relaxed environment.
If you would like more information about our Master's and Doctoral programs in Sociology, and our new Master's program in Criminology (http://www1.uwindsor.ca/sociology/MA-criminology), please read our Graduate Handbooks.
M.A. in Sociology:
Our Master's program in Sociology provides students with critical training in research methods and sociological theories. Together with the M.A. in Criminology, the Masters graduate programme has three thematic clusters: Culture and Community, Migration and Population, and Crime and Justice. Students may pursue an M.A. through either a thesis or course work option.
With innovative course offerings, and faculty engaged in diverse research projects, our program provides a unique opportunity to pursue research on critical issues of our era. A Master's degree prepares students for work in research settings including community-based or market research, work in public policy in government or non-governmental organizations, and work in the private sector in areas relating to human resources, equity and community development. It also provides a solid foundation for pursuing research interests through a PhD program.
PhD in Sociology:
Our Ph.D. program in Sociology, with a specialization in social justice, responds to current social changes in workplace restructuring, the declining welfare state, privatization, processes of globalization, gender relations, sexuality, governance, security, and migration and immigration practices and policies.
It offers resources for analyzing the social, cultural, and political implications of these many changes, and examines how various groups challenge existing forms of marginalization and social injustice.
With innovative course offerings, and faculty engaged in diverse research projects on issues of social justice, our program provides a unique opportunity to pursue research on critical issues of our era. It is primarily designed for students who are interested in pursuing academic, research, and social policy careers. Students have the opportunity to specialize in many diverse fields of study, and the program is accompanied by a grounding in social theories and proficiency in a wide range of research methods.