Convocatoria 2018-2020 (versión inglés) -Closed Call-

Closed Call

Master’s degree in Social Sciences, 2018-2020. 

The Master’s degree program in Social Sciences is an interdisciplinary program that has as general objective to train researchers capable of developing basic research projects in Social Sciences. The program is guided by the logic of the knowledge integration and it is oriented to solve regional and domestic sociocultural problems. With this, it is intended to generate information suitable to be used in intervention projects and/or social programs assessment.

Lines of Research:

  1. Globalization and Sustainability
  2. Emerging Social Problems in Culture and Ethno-development
  3. Social Development and Educational Processes

Applicants Profile:

Applicants to the Master’s Degree program must be aware of the social reality and its socio-political and cultural context. Their professional discipline must be related to Social Sciences’ work and techniques, giving them the opportunity to get, directly and efficiently, involved in the analysis and promotion of solutions along with other human sciences. Applicants must work full time with the professional commitment to carry out the activities the program requires. Applicants must have special interest in going into detail about the logical and analytical reasoning that allows them link and integrate with other disciplinary approaches in order to solve specific social problems. Applicants must have the ability to be in contact, acknowledge, and communicate with other professionals. They must be interested and have the ability to develop outstanding and relevant interdisciplinary basic scientific research.

Requirements for the Applicant.

  1. To have a Bachelor’s degree in Law, Sociology, Anthropology, Psychology, Communication Sciences, History, Education, Social Work, Literature or any other area related to the Social Sciences.
  2. To fill-in the admission application form for the Program in Master’s degree in Social Sciences. The application form is available online in the graduate program’s website ( The application must indicate the line of research you want to join (submit printed application along with the other documents).
  3. To have passed the Bachelor’s degree coursework subjects with a GPA not lower than 80.
  4. To have enough knowledge to use word processors, spreadsheets, software to make presentations, and strategies to search specific information on the Internet.
  5. To have oral and written communication skills as well as comprehension of academic material in English.
  6. To pass an English test equivalent to TOEFL with a minimum of 450 points.
  7. To take graduate program admission test (EXANI-III, CENEVAL), getting the minimum score established by the Graduate Program Academic Committee.
  8. To have and pass an interview with the Selection-Admission Academic Committee.
  9. To present an interdisciplinary research general proposal in one of the lines that are included in the Master’s degree program in Social Sciences.

Applications Receipt:

Applicant’s file must be submitted with the documents listed in the attachment: “Exhibit 1: Documents”. This file can be delivered in Building 7-F of the Integral Unit of Graduate Program, cubicle 17, located at the intersection of calle Reforma and Colosio, in Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico. For additional information call (662) 454-84-10 and e-mail:

Selection, Assessment and Decision Process of Candidates Files

The candidates’ selection process consists of three stages: 1) File review; 2) Admission Test; and 3) Interview, only for pre-selected applicants.

  1. The Graduate Program Academic Committee names a Selection-Admission Committee made up by researchers of the graduate program who will be in charge of reviewing applications, documents and candidates background. The Selection-Admission Committee will pre-select candidates and will notify them by email that they passed to the interviewing stage. Students quota is limited. In addition, The Academic Coordination of the Graduate Program will post the results on the internet website of PICS (
  2. Pre-selected candidates will be called for an interview with the Members of the Selection-Admission Committee in Hermosillo, Sonora between June 04th and 15th, 2018, from 8:00 to 14:00 hours in classroom 12 of the Graduate Program Building. The Graduate Program Academic Committee will check recommendations made by the Selection-Admission Committee and based on this information will decide on the applicants’ admission.
  3. On June 22nd, 2018, The Coordination of the Program will post on the Graduate Program web page ( the list of candidates are were accepted and will notify in writing to each applicant the Academic Committee assessment results.
  4. The Academic Committee decision will be final. Candidates not admitted must pick up their documents within 15 days after the results publication.
  5. Admitted students must submit the original official documents to be collated according to requested in the attachment: “Exhibit 1: Documents”.
  6. Foreign students admitted must submit, to date of their entry to the program, original documents with the official certification of the Mexican Embassy or Consulate in their native country.
  7. Fees of the Master’s Degree Program are:
  1. Semester registration: 5 days of current minimum monthly wage or Units of Measurement and Updating (UMA);
  2. Tuition per subject is: 30 days of current minimum monthly wage or Units of Measurement and Updating (UMA); and
  3. Infrastructure semester cost: 30 days of current minimum monthly wage or Units of Measurement and Updating (UMA), this is: Registration $440.00, tuition per subject $2,640.00 and $2,640.00 per infrastructure.
  1. Incomplete files will not be accepted.

Important dates:

Receipt of Documents From February 12th to May 31st, 2018
Admission Exam EXANI III May 18th, 2018
Interviews June 04th to 15th, 2018
Results Publication June 22nd, 2018
Original documents delivery June 25th-29th, 2018
Registrations August 07th- 10th, 2018
Starting classes August 13th, 2018


Master’s Degree Program in Social Sciences

Coordinator: Dr. Blanca Silvia Fraijo Sing

Important: The coordination of the program will be able to designate the accepted applicants for a national scholarship CONACYT, as long as they meet the requirements of the official call. The number of scholarships that will be assigned will be subject to CONACYT budgetary availability. Priority order will be determined based on hierarchy resulting from the average score in the admission process.

For more information about the graduate program visit Tel: (662) 454-84-10. E-mail address: