The graduate program in Sociology enables students to study sociological principles, ways of knowing, and sociological findings in areas of current interest and commitment. Training at the master’s level in sociology is applicable to employment in such areas as urban planning, public and private administration, marketing, research, health and welfare services, youth services, law enforcement, corrections services, community organizations, and education. The M.A. in Sociology can also serve as preparation for entry into Ph.D. programs and further professional training. 

The M.A. in Sociology can also be expanded to include a graduate certificate program in Women’s and Gender Studies or Social Research. The combined M.A./certificate program requires the careful selection of elective courses to fulfill all requirements. A separate application process is required. Students who are interested in the combined M.A./certificate program should contact the program office for additional information. 

A limited number of assistantships are available to graduate students. Additional information is available upon written or e-mail request to the chair or graduate program director of the Department of Sociology. ​

Degree Requirements 48 hours
   Total hours required    48 hours