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Sociology (MA)

Sociology (MA)
Sociology (MA)

Immerse yourself in the study of human society

DePaul’s master’s in Sociology program is designed to expose you to key sociological methods and theory. Sociologists explore areas such as law and society, health care institutions, family life, criminology, urban development, social psychology, sports, education, political and economic behavior, media, culture and the arts.

The master’s in Sociology program emphasizes

  • Sociological theory
  • Research methods
  • Findings about contemporary society

Courses are offered on weekday evenings at the Lincoln Park Campus and the program can be completed in two years.

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Study in a socially dynamic city

With its ethnic diversity and global economic dynamism, Chicago serves as a unique setting for research, public service and career development. You’ll have opportunities to work and intern with community partners like Cabrini-Green Legal Aid, grassroots civic organizations in Roseland and Tinley Park, and the YWCA’s Sexual Assault Crisis Intervention program.

Application Deadlines

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

Admission Requirements

Submit an online application, personal statement and official transcripts.

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Required Courses

You’ll complete five core courses and seven electives.

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of Sociology graduates were employed, continuing their education or pursuing other goals within six months of graduation.

Accomplished researchers and engaged teachers

At DePaul, you will study with professionals like Greg Scott, PhD, Professor and Director of Graduate Studies for Sociology.   Dr. Scott is the founder and president of Sawbuck Productions, Inc., a non-profit organization that produces observational documentary films, experimental art films and other multimedia content. Greg is also the founding editor-in-chief of the Journal of Video Ethnography, the first-ever academic journal of peer-reviewed ethnographic films.

“My extensive research background in racial inequality has helped me communicate with a diverse group of students and understand their individual needs. I loved my experience at DePaul, and the internship I had [in an] alderman’s office; my advisor/mentor was fantastic as well.”

Keisha, (MA ’15)

Alumni Network

Master’s in Sociology graduates go on to careers in law enforcement, urban planning, public and private administration, marketing, health and welfare services, youth services, community organizations and education. With a network of 8,900 fellow College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences master’s-level graduates in Chicago and beyond, you have a variety of opportunities to grow your professional and academic connections.

Scholarships & Aid

The Sociology department offers graduate assistantships, scholarships, fellowships and financial aid opportunities.

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Contact Information

For more information about applying, contact The Office of Graduate Admission at (773) 325-7315 or

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