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DePaul's Master's Program in Sociology offers a progressive curriculum that:
The MA Program in Sociology is a 48 credit hour program (12 courses) that exposes students to key sociological methods and theory through a variety of required core courses, electives, and the completion of a final writing project.
Course and Writing Project requirements can be found in the university catalog here.
Students can track their degree progress using the Degree Progress Report (DPR) or this worksheet.
Criteria / Conditions: The department of sociology admits students with a bachelor's degree from a regionally-accredited institution who show definite promise for completing the requirements for the advanced degree. Successful applicants will demonstrate a strong academic record, typically with at least a 3.0 GPA, and prior courses and/or experience in sociology or related fields, as well as an interest in pursuing a career related to sociology.
Students who have not taken undergraduate statistics with a A- 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 MA program for the fall and winter quarters.
How to Apply
To apply for admission, please submit the following:
Transcripts and other required credentials should be mailed to the following address:
The Office of Graduate AdmissionCollege of Liberal Arts and Social ScienceDePaul University2400 North Sheffield AvenueChicago, IL 60614
Application credentials (including official electronic transcripts) may be e-mailed to the Office of Graduate Admission. Please make sure your legal name is provided on all submitted documents.
International StudentsInternational students interested in applying should review the international graduate admission page for more information about credential evaluation and document submission, which may be found here. For more information about the minimum TOEFL scores required, please contact the Office of Graduate Admission or at (773) 325-7315.
The Department of Sociology offers a limited number of graduate assistantships. Click here for additional information.
Please join us for an information session featuring the DePaul University MA 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. Graduate Program in Sociology information sessions
For more information, please contact the Director of Sociology Graduate Studies or refer to the Graduate Advising FAQ.
Contact us with questions you may have concerning the graduate admission process. We will work with you to ensure you are ready to take the next step.