Applying for Graduate Studies

The graduate admissions process at UBC is a collaboration between the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (G&PS) and the Department of Sociology. The Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies determines whether an applicant meets the minimum admission requirements which it sets. The Department of Sociology determines if an applicant meets the academic standards required for graduate-level study which it has set for the program. Please make sure to visit the Prospective Students section of the G&PS website.

The application period for the September 2018 start session will open on September 1, 2017, and the application deadline is December 1, 2017. All supporting documents must be received by December 15, 2017. Please note that applications and supporting documents received after the deadline cannot be guaranteed assessment by the Sociology Graduate Studies Committee (SGSC). We prefer that applicants apply online with the Graduate Studies Online Application. For more information on applying online, see Application Procedures.

Applicants who have difficulty accessing the Internet may request that a paper version of the admission application information be mailed out to them. To request a paper copy of the application please contact the graduate secretary by email or by phone at (604) 822-0503.