Suggested Progress – MA in Sociology

Thesis option
Year September - December January - April May - July
1

3 seminars :
SOC7140 Advanced Quantitative Methodology*
or
SOC7141 Advanced Qualitative Methodology*

SOC7XXX elective course
SOC7XXX elective course

Selection of a thesis supervisor

2 seminars :
SOC6101 Research Design in Sociology
SOC7XXX elective course
+
SOC7990 Thesis Proposal

Selection of a thesis supervisor

Completion of the Thesis Proposal
(SOC7990)

Oral defence of the Thesis Proposal**

Selection of a thesis supervisor

2 THM7999 Thesis (an MA thesis is approximately 100 pages) THM7999 Thesis (an MA thesis is approximately 100 pages) Submission of Thesis

Oral Defence
Research Paper option
Year September - December January - April May - July
1

3 seminars :
SOC7140 Advanced Quantitative Methodology*
or
SOC7141 Advanced Qualitative Methodology*

SOC7XXX theory course
SOC7XXX elective course

Selection of a research paper supervisor

2 seminars :
SOC6101 Research Design in Sociology
SOC7XXX elective course
+
SOC7990 Research Paper Proposal

Selection of a research paper supervisor

Completion of the Research Paper Proposal (SOC7990)

Oral defence of the Research Paper Proposal**

Selection of a research paper supervisor

2

SOC7938 Research Paper (a  research paper is approximately 50 pages)  
+
1 seminar :
SOCXXXX elective course

SOC7938 Research Paper (a  research paper is approximately 50 pages)  
+
1 seminar :
SOCXXXX elective course
 
Submission and approval of the Research Paper

* All MA students must complete one course in methodology

** The Thesis or Research Paper Proposal must be orally defended and approved by the student’s thesis or research paper committee before the research process begins. 

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