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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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90%

of 2016 Sociology MA graduates surveyed were employed or continuing their education within six months of graduation

Expert faculty who are changing the world

Study with faculty like Fernando De Maio, associate professor and co-director of the Center for Community Health Equity. His research looks at health disparities by zip code in Chicago and also focuses on the health effects of racism/discrimination. He has published two books, “Health and Social Theory” (2010) and “Global Health Inequities” (2014), and his work has appeared in a wide range of scholarly journals.

“My time at DePaul allowed me to develop my research interests and cultivate the skills I needed to explore my interests at a professional level. The graduate program at DePaul provided me with an important transition into my current PhD program. The relationships that I built at DePaul were absolutely instrumental to my success and my passion for learning at a high level.”

Stuart (MA ’15)
PhD candidate, University of Connecticut

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 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 graddepaul@depaul.edu.

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