Master of Arts in Sociology

Quantitative and qualitative analysis of social issues and society

The Department of Sociology offers a graduate program leading to the Master of Arts degree in sociology and participates in a graduate program leading to the Ph.D. degree in social psychology. The graduate program in sociology is for students who desire to enter careers in academics or policy-research. The study of humans in social gatherings, as well as the development of modern society, is investigated using theory and research. Graduate students looking to deepen their knowledge of social classes, economic structure and racial prejudices would benefit from this master's program.

Gender roles, modern society and law are just a few examples of course offerings in the sociology graduate program. These courses are studied at two different levels:

  1. Theoretical understanding of major social issues through critical analysis
  2. Practical application of research skills through training in statistics and research methods

The Department of Sociology has recently become part of the School of Social Research and Justice Studies, whose purpose is to facilitate and encourage interdisciplinary social research, especially in social justice and related areas, and to expedite and promote interdisciplinary teaching and development of degree programs among the constituent organizational elements making up the school.

Program Requirements

Candidates for the Master of Arts degree in sociology must satisfy the general requirements of the Graduate School and specific departmental requirements.

The Sociology MA consists of two plans based on whether the student crafts a research thesis for a total of 30-33 credits. Learn more about those plans and the application process.



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