Master of Arts in Sociology

The master of arts (M.A.) in sociology prepares students for a Ph.D. program or professional careers through a challenging, comprehensive, and integrated curriculum that trains M.A. 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 master of arts degree 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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