Welcome to Graduate Studies at the Department of Sociology
Why pursue graduate studies in Sociology at the University of Calgary?
- Over the past ten years, more than two million dollars in outside funds accrued to research projects in the Department, much of which is used to fund graduate students. Faculty members regularly receive research funding from highly competitie sources, including the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research.
- Our graduates are very successful in obtaining positions both inside and outside of academia. During the last decade, the Department has graduated more than eighty M.A. students and twenty Ph.D students. Graduates have found employment in universities and colleges in Canada and beyond, serve as consultants or work directly for government agencies, departments, or the United Nations, or are analysts or administrators in the private sector.
- Our scholarship success rate for graduate students is high. Sociology graduate students have won Sir Isaac Walton Killam scholarships and post-doctoral fellowships, Canadian Institute of Health Research, Canada Graduate Scholarships, Queen Elizabeth II scholarships, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council doctoral fellowships and Louise McKinney scholarships. The Department also awards the Donald L.Mills Graduate Scholarship on an annual basis and a Graduate Teaching Award is given for teaching excellence by a graduate student.
- We offer competitive funding opportunities for eligible applicants.
- We offer a collegial environment that stresses the integration of graduate students into department affairs and faculty research programs.
FOR MORE INFORMATION
The Director of Graduate Studies is Dr. Jean Wallace. The Student Administrator is Vivian Hansen. Dr. Jean Wallace is available to discuss matters pertaining to our program but in the first instance, all queries should be addressed to Vivian Hansen. She can be reached by e-mail: vhansen [at] ucalgary [dot] ca, by telephone: 403-220-6501 or by fax: 403-282-9298.