College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences > Academics > Sociology > Graduate Programs > Sociology (MA)
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
Courses are offered on weekday evenings at the Lincoln Park Campus and the program can be completed in two years.
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.
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.
Submit an online application, personal statement and official transcripts.
You’ll complete five core courses and seven electives.
of Sociology graduates were employed, continuing their education or pursuing other goals within six months of graduation.
At DePaul, you will study with professionals like Fernando De Maio, PhD, associate professor and director of graduate studies for sociology and co-director, Center for Community Health Equity. De Maio has focused his career and teaching interests on medical sociology, specifically on how large public issues, racism, and income inequality negatively affect health.
“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.”
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.
The Sociology department offers
graduate assistantships, scholarships and financial aid opportunities.
For more information about applying, contact The Office of Graduate Admission at
(773) 325-7315 or
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