Master of Arts in Sociology: Applied Methodology Research

Wayne State's Master of Arts in Sociology with a concentration in applied methodology prepares students to enter careers as research analysts. Students will receive instruction in advanced quantitative and qualitative methodology and gain first-hand experience in applied research and policy-related internships.

Following their internship, students write an M.A. essay supervised by their faculty advisor that applies methodological and or statistical expertise to a problem identified by their internship supervisor.

Learning outcomes

  • Understand qualitative and quantitative sociological research methods and apply them to research design
  • Master qualitative and quantitative analytical techniques and relevant software programs
  • Write research proposals and analytical reports for submission to funding agencies and internship sites

View requirements (see Plan B)

Two-year plan

Students would take eight credits each semester.

  • Term 1: SOC 7200 and SOC 6280
  • Term 2: SOC 6290 and SOC 7260
  • Term 3: SOC 7270 and SOC 7500
  • Term 4: SOC 7280, SOC 7000 (internship)
  • Term 5: SOC 7999 (essay) (summer term)