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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:
The Department of Sociology is 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.