University of Lethbridge

Faculty of Arts and Science



4401 University Drive

Lethbridge, AB T1K 3M4


Program Information

Degrees Offered:


Format: Campus

Program Description:

The University of Lethbridge offers two Masters level degrees. The Masters of Arts in Sociology (MA Sociology) program information can be found here.  The Department also recognizes that some students will prefer an interdisciplinary degree, and because we share a commitment to interdisciplinarity, we also offer an Individualized, Multidisciplinary Master of Arts with a specialization in Sociology (IMMA Sociology).

Students taking an MA Sociology or an IMMA (Sociology) typically would be asked to take Social Sciences graduate courses in research methods, classical theory, contemporary theory and a professional seminar for social scientists, as well as directed studies relating to their thesis. The specific courses a student takes will depend on discussions with the student and supervisor, suggestions by the Sociology Graduate Admissions Committee and course availability in any given calendar year. Nevertheless, students can anticipate taking between 4 and 6 full graduate course equivalents during their MA programs.  

The central experience of our Master's program is the creation of a thesis. At the Master's level, a thesis project  involves close collaboration between supervisor and student. When applying for admission to our graduate program, students  must also closely collaborate with potential supervisors. Students interested these programs should speak with a member of the Sociology department whose research areas fit with their own prior to application for admission to the program: Sociology Faculty Research Profiles


Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

International Student Requirements:

Four-year bachelor’s degree Minimum GPA of 3.0 (based on 4.0 scale) on last 20 university-graded courses ELP if required – iBT TOEFL = 93 or IELTS – at least 6.5 with no band less than 5.5

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

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