Master of Arts in Sociology

The master's program in sociology is designed to expose students to key sociological methods and theory through a variety of core required courses, electives, and the completion of a final writing project.

For more information, see our Graduate Advising FAQ.

program requirements

Course and Writing Project requirements can be found in the university catalog here.

Students can track their degree progress using this worksheet.

Criteria / Conditions: The department of sociology admits students with a bachelor's degree who show definite promise for completing the requirements for the advanced degree.  Successful applicants will demonstrate a strong academic record, past courses and/or experience in sociology or related fields, and an interest in pursuing a career related to sociology.

Students who have not taken undergraduate statistics with a B- or better will be required to complete SOC 402:  Statistics for the Social Sciences.  SOC 402 carries graduate credit and can be counted among the twelve courses for the degree.

The Department of Sociology accepts incoming applications for the Sociology M.A. program for the fall and winter quarters. 

admission information

To be eligible for admission, students must have a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution.

To apply for admission, please submit the following:

  • A completed online application, which may be found at
  • Official transcripts from all previous college course work
  • Personal statement reflecting course work and/or experience in sociology and related field, future goals, and why this program is right for you

How to Apply
Online applications can be submitted at

Transcripts and other required creditials should be mailed to:
The Office of Graduate Admission
College of Liberal Arts and Social Science
DePaul University
2400 North Sheffield Avenue
Chicago, IL 60614

Application creditials (including official electronic transcripts) also may be e-mailed to the Office of Graduate Admissions at Please make sure your legal name is on all submitted documents.

International Students
International students interested in applying should review the international graduate admission page for more information about credential evaluation and document submission, which may be found at  For more information about the minimum TOEFL scores required, please contact the Office of Graduate Admission at or at 773.325.7315. 

Information provided above is subject to change.  Please contact the Office of Graduate Admission if you have questions or concerns.

graduate information sessions

Please join us for an information session featuring DePaul's M.A. in Sociology program. At this information session you will have the opportunity to learn about program content, admission requirements, and meet with the program faculty.

2013-2014 Graduate Program in Sociology information sessions.

Information Sessions are scheduled for October 23, 2013 and February 24, 2014 and May 21, 2014.  We look forward to meeting with you and discussing the program.