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The Master of Science in Sociology will give you specialized knowledge in an area of sociology.

Core knowledge includes classical and contemporary theory as well as qualitative and quantitative methods related to the scientific study of society.

You will work closely with a mentor to learn your specialty area in depth. You'll have the option to conduct original research in your area of interest. Specialty areas may include:

  • Crime
  • Culture
  • Demography
  • Deviance
  • Economic development
  • Economic sociology
  • Education
  • Environment
  • Gender
  • Health
  • Historical sociology
  • Law
  • Migration/immigration
  • Organizations
  • Politics
  • Punishment
  • Race/ethnicity
  • Residential segregation
  • Social class
  • Social psychology

You will choose between the thesis and non-thesis options.

Master of Science in Sociology Program Requirements


The Master of Science in Sociology is excellent preparation for a doctoral program. You may pursue a career as a lecturer in a college or university or as a researcher in the public and private spheres.

Earning Your Master's Degree

A master's degree will give you advanced knowledge at the core of the discipline and in one specialized area related to your interests.

The final basis for granting the degree will be your grasp of the subject matter of your specialized area. You also must have acquired the ability to express thoughts clearly and forcefully in both oral and written form.

Steps to Fulfill a Masters Program