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Degrees Offered

  • The Department of Sociology and Social Work at Texas Woman’s University (TWU) offers a Master of Arts (M.A.) degree and a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree in Sociology, along with Certification in Diversity and Certification is Social Science Research Methods.
  • For information about the M.A. and Ph.D. degrees offered or certifications available through the department, click on the appropriate links above


  • The mission of the sociology graduate program is to provide sociological training primarily for nontraditional, female, minority, and underprivileged students, though students from all backgrounds are welcomed.  
  • The substantive focus of the graduate program is on human diversity in a global context, including racial/ethnic, gender, and class inequality.
  • Our rolling admission system for every semester including summer, class schedules (all in evenings 6-9 pm or late afternoons 2:30-5:20 pm), online and hybrid courses, rigorous but accommodating curriculum, flexible designs for field exams, graduate assistantships for most students, and policies all serve our mission.
  • Our program prepares graduates for rewarding careers as teachers in colleges and universities as well as researchers and sociologists for business and government.


  • In addition to sociological theories, research methods, and statistics, we offer students a broad selection of courses in the areas of Social Stratification/Inequality, Global and Comparative Sociology, Sociology of Health and Illness, Criminology/Criminal Justice, Race and Ethnic Studies, Immigration, Social Psychology, Sociology of Disasters, Sociology of Religion, Sociology of Culture, Family Violence, and Urban and Community Sociology at both TWU and the University of North Texas (UNT) that apply to many professional fields.

Federation of North Texas Area Universities

  • TWU is a member of the Federation of North Texas Area Universities.  The Federation of North Texas Area Universities includes Texas A&M University-Commerce, TWU, and UNT. 
  • Together these universities form a network that offers graduate students access to their combined resources including faculty, facilities, libraries, and computer services. 
  • The Ph.D. degree in sociology is granted by both TWU and UNT. Students enrolled at either university may complete a portion of their graduate work at the other university. The degree is conferred by the university to which the student was admitted.
  • For more information about the Federation, visit The Federation of North Texas Area Universities.


  • All graduate applicants must use the Texas Common Application.
  • To apply now, click on the "Apply Now" link at the bottom of the page.


For additional information, contact

Philip Q. Yang, PhD
Graduate Program Director
CFO 303
Phone: 940-898-2054


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