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Graduate Program

M.A. in Sociology

The Department of Sociology offers a Masters of Arts in Sociology that prepares students for advanced graduate studies in the social sciences and for professional careers in a variety of settings including federal, state, and local government agencies; not-for-profit organizations, community service groups; market research firms; and social service organizations.  Coursework incorporates classical and contemporary theoretical perspectives, analysis of cutting edge empirical research, and training in quantitative and qualitative research methodologies.  Students can take coursework and specialize in the following areas: community development, social inequality, social psychology, health, housing, environment, comparative sociology, and social movements.

Our faculty comes from all parts of the United States and some parts of the world. Collectively, we are dedicated to quality teaching, research, scholarship, and community service activities that contribute to excellence in teaching and professional development. 

For more information on graduate admissions and graduate schooling in general, visit For more information on the M.A. in Sociology program specifically, please contact Dr. Winston Tripp.

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