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Social Science

Equity Studies Program

Nwadiogo Ejiogu is not only a medical student, she's also an Equity Studies grad.

Nwadiogo Ejiogu (Hon. B.A., 2006) has changed her career path to follow her passion for health equity and is currently a second year medical student at Meharry Medical College in Nashville, Tennessee. Medical school has been a challenging yet rewarding experience and she is grateful for her training in the social sciences, as it has provided her with a broader context within which to understand health and healing. Read more about Nwadiogo here.

What do employers value about Equity Studies Program graduates?

Within two years of graduation, 92% of graduates who are in the labour market are employed with a median salary of $43,698/year upon entering the workforce. 60% pursue further post-secondary studies. (Source: StatsCan Career Tool)

your degree after graduation

University of Toronto Equity Studies alumni most frequently apply their problem solving and communication in these industries: 

  • Education 
  • Research 
  • Media and Communication 
  • Consulting 
  • Finance 
  • Community and Social Services 
  • Program and Project Management 
  • Human Resources 
  • Operations 
  • Entrepreneurship

graduate or professional school

An Equity Studies degree equips students with the critical thinking and research skills for a variety of academic next steps, including graduate programs in:

  • Health - Policy and Equity
  • Social Justice and Equity Studies 
  • Law 
  • Journalism 
  • Business & Economics
  • Political Science & Policy
  • Education
  • Social Work
  • Sociology

exploring opportunities while you're a student

Learn About yourself

Attend an In the Field program to meet professionals working in a variety of occupations within one organization. Prior groups have explored the work environment of analysts and researchers at the Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario (HEQCO).

Find a Work-Study Position that connects the skills you’re developing through your education with professional experience. 
Attend a Career Exploration & Education workshop to explore career possibilities, understand your skills and plan for your career or further education. Visit for more information.

Connect with Alumni

The Backpack to Briefcase (b2B) program provides opportunities for students and recent graduates, to meet and mingle with alumni, faculty, staff and fellow students from their department or academic unit. Alumni who volunteer for b2B Industry Nights, Career Panels, Speed Networking events and Mentorship Meals, offer guidance, career advice and encouragement to A&S students. By taking part in b2B, students will learn about the array of career possibilities available to them as A&S degree recipients.  

Explore Your Options

While you’re a student, get the support and make the connections you need to transition into your dream career. 

Talk to your professors to better understand and prioritize your opportunities in the context of your discipline.