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About the Master of Arts Program in Sociology

  • The Master of Arts program in sociology is designed to train graduate students in theory, methods, and statistics for the analysis of social phenomena.  Students are prepared for a variety of careers, as well as for further graduate study in sociology.

Admission to the M.A. Program

  • Admission to the sociology masters program requires a bachelor's degree in sociology or its equivalent, a GPA of 3.0 or higher on the last 60 hours of undergraduate work and on all graduate work, along with a personal statement (2-3 pages) of interest and two letters of recommendation. Students without a bachelor's degree in sociology will be considered if the admission committee believes that the student shows academic promise.

Job Placements

  • Our MA recipients pursue a variety of careers, including teaching at community colleges and working for federal state, and local governments, in non-profit organizations, in community service agencies, in the criminal justice system, in the private sector, and for international organizations such as the United Nations. A significant number of them continue on to pursue doctoral training in sociology and other disciplines. 

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