The application deadline for the September term start date is February 1st each year. All applications are completed online at the School of Graduate Studies website


There are two stages of acceptance into our program. First, the School of Graduate Studies at Memorial University must allow your application. Minimum requirements mean graduation from a recognized institution, with a minimum average of about 68% (GPA about 2.68). English proficiency test requirement and a listing of acceptable standardized tests should be reviewed.

Second, there is acceptance by the department itself. The Sociology Graduate Admissions Committee reviews all complete files meeting the academic criteria. The admission process is competitive, requiring that applicants have undergraduate and/or graduate courses or degree in Sociology upon which to build their graduate program, or interdisciplinary equivalents. For international students, the Graduate Admissions Committee expects a minimum of First Class Honours academic standing.


Memorial offers competitive funding packages to academically eligible Canadian and International graduate students. Normally, fellowships are  $11,750.00 (PhD students 4 years), but amounts may vary from year to year. See School of Graduate Studies Fees and Funding for information. Funding for travel to conferences is available from the Graduate Student’s Union as well.