Sociology graduate program

Program at a glance

How much does it cost? 

Learn more about how to afford a graduate degree from the University of Nevada, Reno.

Contact information

Program Director: Clayton Peoples
Phone: (775) 784-4765

How do I apply?

Fall Application Deadline: March 1. Spring Application Deadline: October 1. Learn how to apply to the University of Nevada, Reno.

What will I learn with an advanced degree in sociology?

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 M.A. program provides rigorous training in advanced sociological theory and a range of quantitative and qualitative research methodologies. Graduates with M.A. degrees in sociology are prepared for a variety of careers in applied research or social services and for Ph.D.-level study of sociology or social psychology.

In addition to courses on theory and research methods, the department offers numerous courses covering a variety of substantive areas in sociology. 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

Application process and requirements