Information for prospective students

Are you interested in pursuing graduate studies at McGill under my supervision? That’s wonderful! Here are a few things to keep in mind as you prepare to apply:

  1. Admission to McGill’s graduate programs in sociology, both the MA and PhD programs, is done at the departmental level, not by individual professors. You can find out more about the application process on the McGill Sociology Department’s website.
  2. Graduate training in sociology at McGill is very self-directed and individualized. As a graduate student, you figure out what you want to study, and then figure out a way to study it, with help from your advisor(s). Sociological research at McGill is not organized around “labs” or “research groups” which students can join when they arrive.
  3. When contacting me, or any other professor, about the possibility of serving as a research supervisor, please take some time to look over my areas of research expertise, and make sure that your proposed research areas relate in some clear way to mine. Also, make clear this link in research interests in your communications with me.

If you look over the department’s admissions procedures and my research interests and decide that you’d be a good fit at McGill, then by all means, get in touch! I wish you the best of luck with your academic journey.