Our program emphasizes methodological skills and academic scholarship creating a strong basis for a professional career as a sociologist in university and applied settings. We provide students with an advanced education in Sociology and in the subfields of crime and deviance, domestic violence, social inequalities (i.e. race, class, gender, age) and urban and environmental sociology. Our M.A. program also includes a graduate track in Domestic Violence.
Degree-seeking students in the Applied Sociology program may choose either the thesis or a nonthesis course of study. Both options require 30 hours of course work, at least half of which must be at the 6000 level or above. The thesis option is designed for students who plan to enter doctoral programs and is highly recommended for students interested in community college teaching. The nonthesis option is more appropriate for students entering or continuing professional careers following the MA degree.