MA in Sociology

Master of Arts Degrees in Sociology

We offer a master’s degree in sociology as well as a master’s degree in sociology with a concentration in criminology.

Our department dedicates itself to providing a flexible program of study for working and family-oriented students. We’ve designed our master of arts in sociology (MA) programs 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 sociology and social services, as well as for future graduate studies.

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Degree Details

Admission Requirements

Admission to the TWU Graduate School

When you apply to the TWU Graduate School, we will evaluate your academic achievement and preparation, as well as your standardized test scores if required. All students must meet the University requirements as outlined in the Admissions to the TWU Graduate School. In addition, most graduate programs have additional admission requirements that must be completed. These requirements can be found on each graduate program website. After acceptance, you will need to begin your program within one year, unless a deferral has been approved by the program.

Check out the links below for specific admissions information:

*Admission to the M.A. in Sociology

Program Contact

Philip Q. Yang, PhD
Graduate Program Director

Application Deadlines

No Deadline - Rolling admissions

Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor 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 pdf file to with the subject line (YOUR LAST NAME)-(YOUR FIRST NAME)-M.A. in Sociology.
  3. Two academic or professional references should submit letters of recommendation as PDFs on institutional or organization letterhead to Recommenders should include student name and "M.A. in Sociology" in the subject line.

Contact Us

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

Philip Q. Yang, PhD
Graduate Program Director
CFO 303

Or fill out the following form, and we will contact you.

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