The doctoral program aims to prepare sociologists to conduct research, using the most up-to-date theoretical and methodological tools on social relations as they influence the conditions of existence and the transformations of contemporary societies. The program’s two main fields of research are minorities and culture, and political sociology.
Professors in the department are involved in research on a wide range of topics related to the main fields. To get a complete picture of the wide range of research being undertaken by the department, students are encouraged to consult the list of professors and their areas of interest, which extend far beyond the fields of research mentioned above.
The PhD program is offered full-time and in French and English. All students must, however, successfully complete at least two courses/seminars given in French. Linguistic support will be available for students who require it.
In accordance with University of Ottawa Policy, examinations, assignments and the research paper or thesis may be written in either English or French.
The department offers a collaborative program in Canadian Studies at the PhD level. For more information on this program, see “Admission Requirements”.
The programs operate within the general framework of the “General Regulations” of the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (FGPS) of the University of Ottawa, which are posted on the FGPS website.