Master of Arts in Sociology

Wayne State's Master of Arts in Sociology prepares students for a Ph.D. program or professional careers through a challenging, comprehensive and integrated curriculum that trains students to (1) theorize from a variety of sociological perspectives and (2) analyze using a variety of methodologies.

The curriculum also focuses on advanced training in the specialty areas of race/ethnicity/gender, sociology of health and illness and global/transnational/comparative sociology. Our program offers two tracks: Plan A (thesis track) and Plan B (essay track). Plan B is a terminal M.A. degree. Students who elect the Plan B track have two choices: (1) M.A. in sociology, or (2) M.A. in applied sociological research methodology.

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