MA in Sociology (Criminology Concentration)

Earn your master’s degree in sociology with a concentration in criminology at TWU.

Our program dedicates itself to providing a flexible program of study for working and family-oriented students. We’ve designed our master of arts (MA) in sociology program to train you in theory, methods and statistics for the analysis of social phenomena within a professional setting.

Through online-only, face-to-face, or a hybrid format of classes, you will be prepared for a variety of careers in criminology, criminal justice, sociology and social services, as well as for future graduate studies.

Career outlook

Degree details

Students completing their MA degree on-campus may choose either the thesis option or non-thesis option. Our 100% online MA program does not offer the thesis option.

Admission requirements

Admission to the MA in Sociology

Program Contact

Paul Bones, PhD
Graduate Program Director

Application Deadlines

No deadline - rolling admissions

Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in sociology or its equivalent. Students without a bachelor’s degree in sociology will be considered if the admission committee believes that the student shows academic promise.
  • GPA of 3.0 or higher on the last 60 hours of undergraduate work and on all graduate work.

How to Apply

  1. Apply for admission to the TWU Graduate School.
  2. Submit a personal statement of interest (2-3 pages) as a PFD file to with the subject line (YOUR LAST NAME)-(YOUR FIRST NAME)-MA in Sociology.
  3. Two academic or professional references should submit letters of recommendation as PDFs on institutional or organization letterhead to Recommenders should include the student name and "MA in Sociology" in the subject line.

Contact us

For more information about our sociology master's program, please contact:

James L. Williams, PhD
Sociology Program Lead & Graduate Program Director
CFO 311 

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