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 law enforcement, corrections services, urban planning, public and private administration, marketing, health and welfare services, youth services, community organizations, and education. The M.A. in Sociology can serve as preparation for entry into Ph.D. programs and professional training. 

The M.A. in Sociology may also be expanded to include a graduate certificate program in Women’s and Gender Studies. 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 and tuition remission scholarships 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. ​