As a sociology student, you may wish to continue your education into graduate school. In graduate school, students pursue a Masters degree in their chosen field (e.g. Arts - Sociology, Education - Critical Studies in Education, public administration, law school, teaching
certificate, etc.). Although different schools have different entrance requirements, most require an honours degree and good GPA.
Researching Schools & Programs
- Don't be afraid to email - ask whatever questions you need to help make a decision.
- Find potential graduate school advisors you would like to work with and mention them in your application.
- Begin by thinking - If I could go anywhere and study anything, what would I love to do?
- Narrow your choices down to 2-3 top choices.
Letters of Reference
- Most schools require 2-3 reference letters. Be sure that your reference letters come from faculty and advisors who both know you, and can speak to your abilities, work habits, and character.
- Be courteous: Give your letter writers ample time to prepare a proper letter - at least two weeks.
- Double check deadlines and due-dates. Be sure to make those writing your letters of reference well aware of these dates.
- The onus is on your to organize and put together the application package. Make the process as easy as possible for your reference letter writers.
- It is not all about money. Sometimes the program that is the best fit for you is not always the one offering you the most money.