The program seeks to provide a thorough foundation in the principles of Sociology and Anthropology while also developing critical skills for a wide range of real world professional situations.
Students take 6 courses (18 credits) in a single two-semester year. All students must take:
SOC/ANTH 500/5201 - Classical Social Thought (3 cr.)
SOC/ANTH 501/5202 - Contemporary Social Thought
Either SOC/ANTH 505/5203 - Ethnographic Fieldwork (3 cr.) or SOC/ANTH 506/5204 - Survey Research (3 cr.)
The remaining three courses can be chosen from among 5000 level SOC/ANTH courses.
Requirements for admission to the Graduate Diploma program are the same as those for admission to the MA Sociology - Anthropology. Graduating diploma students may apply to transfer to MA status; however, transfer to such status is not guaranteed and applications are evaluated according to the standard selection criteria (including academic merit, statement of purpose and recommendation letters).