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Sociology (MA)

The Master of Arts in Sociology is designed to expose you to key sociological methods and theory through a variety of core required courses, electives and a final writing project. The program emphasizes:

  • Sociological principles
  • Ways of knowing
  • Sociological findings

Real-World Experience

Training at the master's level in sociology is applicable to employment in law enforcement, corrections services, urban planning, public and private administration, marketing, health and welfare services, youth services, community organizations, education and more. The program can also serve as preparation for entry into PhD programs and professional training. 

Certificate Options

The Sociology MA may also be expanded to include a graduate certificate. The combined program requires either the completion of additional coursework or careful elective selection to fulfill all requirements. Certificates are available in:

  • Women's and Gender Studies

If you're interested in a certificate, a separate application process is required. Contact the program office for additional information.