Graduate Studies Guide

On behalf of the Graduate Program Committee (GPC) I would like to officially welcome you to the Sociology & Anthropology Graduate Program! We look forward to working with you to make your experience as a graduate student inspiring, provocative, productive, and successful.

Feel free to contact the Graduate Program Chair or any member of the Graduate Program Committee (GPC) if you have any questions throughout the duration of your program.

You can also contact the Graduate Program Assistant for adminstrative related inquiries.

Graduate Program Committee (GPC)

Dr. Pamela Stern
Graduate Program Chair

Dr. Lindsey Freeman
Graduate Program Committee Member

Dr. Michael Hathaway
Graduate Program Committee Member

Dr. Gary Teeple
Graduate Program Committee Member


This guide describes the graduate programs in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology. It is designed to acquaint graduate students with the policies and procedures of the department as well as provide some important governance information and links to the SFU community. It includes guidelines for the pursuit of students’ degrees, and it details the general expectations that students and faculty should have of each other for the timely completion of degrees.

All students are urged to activate their SFU email accounts as soon as possible so that they may receive e-mail messages concerning the department and graduate student issues. The SFU email is the primary email that the department uses for correspondence. We ask that students and faculty use only their SFU email accounts.

General Regulations

The Sociology and Anthropology Department graduate programs are governed by University regulations enacted by the Simon Fraser University Senate and administered by Graduate and Postgraduate Studies (GPS, formerly DGS). The Graduate General Regulations (GGRs) produced by Graduate and Postgraduate Studies lay out all of Simon Fraser University’s policies and regulations for Graduate Programs. The present department Guide is a supplement to, rather than a substitute for, the GGRs, and thus we encourage all students and faculty to consult the GGRs on questions of University regulations.

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Please refer to the handbook of your entry year for the requirements related to your program.