Master of Art Programs in Sociology

Compare 40 Master of Art Programs in Sociology

Sociology

Developing an understanding of social issues in cross-cultural societies helps encourage and develop an understanding of the forces that serve to shape modern society. In an educational setting, such as through a Master of Arts program, this is achieved by applying practical advanced training in sociology through statistics, research methods, and evaluation.

What is an MA in Sociology? The Master of Arts (MA) in Sociology program prepares students in the broad skills typically utilized by contemporary sociologists. The goal is to provide students with advanced training beyond the undergraduate level for success in a number of professions as applied social scientists. Upon graduation, students have the capacity to critically address criminology issues using appropriate social science tools.

Graduates with a sociology MA are equipped with the necessary education and experience to engage in building sustainable, equitable, and positively centered human social environments. The applied focus integrates coursework with research approaches while emphasizing strengths in criminal justice, immigration research, and medical sociology.

Tuition fees and costs vary from institute to institute. For this reason, students intending to pursue a graduate sociology program should research the options available, paying particular attention to curricula that align with their individual and professional aims. Tuition and fees for online versus on-campus programs differ, as do costs for programs from institutions in various countries.  

Overall, the sociology MA program provides a solid foundation in criminology, urban sociology, and social inequality. In addition, it prepares students for a variety of careers in research, human services, community programs, social advocacy, government administrative jobs, and policymaking in the private and public sectors. Particular professions include instructors, policy analysts, researchers, and service providers in health care, criminal justice agencies, and social services departments throughout the world.

 

Programs are available worldwide, and international students are encouraged to apply. Typical program lengths average about two years for full-time students, although part-time options are also available. Completion of an MA program in Sociology provides a solid foundation for exceptional professional expertise and equips students with abilities that are essential for analyzing social matters in practical environments. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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Master of Arts in Sustainable Cultural Heritage

The American University of Rome
Campus Full time 15 months September 2018 Italy Rome

The preservation and protection of, and public/tourist access to, the world's cultural heritage is has become one of the most challenging and pressing issues for many countries across the globe. Could you help to shape and develop the new professionalism in this area and both safeguard our heritage and inspire innovative policy and practice within the field? [+]

The M.A. program in Sustainable Cultural Heritage trains graduates to face the most important challenge in the heritage industry today: its long-term viability.

Rome is at the center of debates about global heritage. With major international organizations in the city, as well as the greatest concentration of heritage monuments and works, nowhere in the world provides a better base to prepare a student for a career in this field.

Today, in order to make cultural heritage both sustainable and socially useful it is necessary to recognize the need for a multidisciplinary approach to the heritage spectrum. Those who wish to work with heritage will have to undertake many different responsibilities across many areas of expertise.... [-]


Master in Sociology (MA)

University of Central Missouri
Campus Full time September 2018 USA Warrensburg

Sociologists examine institutions such as the family, economy, and religion. The Master's degree in Sociology is a dual-emphasis program designed to prepare you for employment in public sectors and academic settings by providing in-depth training. The program will provide you with the knowledge, skills, and experience necessary for a successful career in sociology. [+]

Master in Sociology (MA)

Sociologists examine institutions such as the family, economy, and religion. The Master's degree in Sociology is a dual-emphasis program designed to prepare you for employment in public sectors and academic settings by providing in-depth training.

The program will provide you with the knowledge, skills, and experience necessary for a successful career in sociology. You will study the theories of society, conduct research and design a project to solve your research question.

To be accepted into this program, a student must have a minimum overall undergraduate grade point average of 2.75 and a minimum grade point average of 2.75 in at least 15 hours of undergraduate sociology or related areas. A student without the 15 semester hours in sociology or related areas may be required to complete up to 15 hours of background courses in sociology.... [-]


MA in Sociology

Nottingham Trent University School of Social Sciences
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2018 United Kingdom Nottingham + 1 more

The MA Sociology at NTU has a distinctive and specialist focus on Public Sociology. This is a course that enables you to link theory, research and practice, develop in-depth knowledge and insights as well as gain the practical experience needed to build your skills as a Public Sociologist. [+]

The course offers you an exciting opportunity to study sociology at an advanced and specialised level with a distinctive focus on the tradition and contemporary forms of public sociology.

The MA Sociology at NTU has a distinctive and specialist focus on Public Sociology. This is a course that enables you to link theory, research and practice, develop in-depth knowledge and insights as well as gain the practical experience needed to build your skills as a Public Sociologist.

Public Sociology awakens and empowers your sociological imagination by connecting what you study with the social issues and challenges faced by contemporary civil society. It not only gives you the opportunity to develop advanced and specialist knowledge of sociological theory and research: it supports and challenges you to use this knowledge in ways that directly benefit others. The course is designed and delivered by academic professionals with expertise in carrying out research for and with many different clients, groups and communities.... [-]


Master of Arts in Social Impact

Claremont Lincoln University
Online Full time Part time 15 - 30 months July 2018 USA Claremont + 1 more

The M.A. in Social Impact teaches you to envision and implement programs that generate positive and sustainable impact on your community—and beyond. If you are an emerging leader with an entrepreneurial spirit, the M.A. in Social Impact can help you develop the skills and perspectives you need to be the catalyst for new social endeavors in your community. [+]

Master of Arts in Social Impact Make a Difference with Social Entrepreneurship

The M.A. in Social Impact teaches you to envision and implement programs that generate positive and sustainable impact on your community—and beyond. If you are an emerging leader with an entrepreneurial spirit, the M.A. in Social Impact can help you develop the skills and perspectives you need to be the catalyst for new social endeavors in your community.

Learning Outcomes

The M.A. in Social Impact aligns with the mission of Claremont Lincoln University to educate leaders capable of reaching across differences to create a more just and sustainable world. In this program you will learn:

Social Impact Literacy: Synthesize the history, heritage, and context of social change and innovation for application to current world problems. Interpersonal Communication: Develop and demonstrate the interpersonal and engagement skills necessary for effective leaders in a global community or organization. Social Leadership: Function as mindful humanistic change agents and empathetic leaders skilled and knowledgeable about how to catalyze and sustain changes in social systems. Resource Models: Develop resourcing strategies built on current market principles and procedures. Social Evaluation: Develop and employ evaluation and learning approaches to gain visibility on and adapt efforts for systems change and social innovation. Action Research: Research, analyze, and determine appropriate methods and contemporary strategies for designing and implementing initiatives that generate positive social impact. Applicable Career Fields ... [-]

Master's Degree Programme in Nordic Cultural and Social Resilience

University of Turku
Campus Full time 2 years July 2018 Finland Turku

The curriculum of the Master’s Degree Programme in Nordic Cultural and Social Resilience (NOCURE) is a combination of modules focusing on cultural, environmental, and societal themes related to sustainability and resilience, as well as on the interplay between the local, regional and global scales. By employing an interdisciplinary approach, the NOCURE provides the students with in-depth problem-solving skills and critical expertise for the benefit of future societies. [+]

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HOW DO SOCIETIES REACT AND ADJUST TO CULTURAL, ENVIRONMENTAL AND SOCIAL CHANGES?

For example, in what ways can digitalization contribute to the preservation and transmission of cultural heritage or minority languages? How do the Baltic and Arctic sea areas work as a laboratory for provisioning and adapting to global changes? What can we learn from Nordic experience? What are the tools and best practices to enhance resilience?

The curriculum of the Master’s Degree Programme in Nordic Cultural and Social Resilience (NOCURE) is a combination of modules focusing on cultural, environmental, and societal themes related to sustainability and resilience, as well as on the interplay between the local, regional and global scales. By employing an interdisciplinary approach, the NOCURE provides the students with in-depth problem-solving skills and critical expertise for the benefit of future societies.... [-]


MA in Social Innovation

Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies at the University of San Diego
Campus Full time 1 year August 2018 USA San Diego

Leading social change is hard work that requires innovative vision backed by entrepreneurial skills and a deep understanding of the problem at hand. Students pursuing a Master of Arts in Social Innovation (MASI) look critically at the roots of social challenges and injustice, then seek to create real change through bold new responses to poverty, inequality, human rights abuses and humanitarian crises. [+]

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Spotting the need for change isn't hard and it is possible to make a difference; all you need is a passion for social change and the skills necessary to put your ideas into action. Leading social change is hard work that requires innovative vision backed by entrepreneurial skills and a deep understanding of the problem at hand. Students pursuing a Master of Arts in Social Innovation (MASI) look critically at the roots of social challenges and injustice, then seek to create real change through bold new responses to poverty, inequality, human rights abuses and humanitarian crises.

No other master's degree brings together the unique skills and expertise gained at a peace school in collaboration with leadership, humanities, science, and business. ... [-]

MA in Diversity and Inclusion Leadership

Tufts University - Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 USA Medford

In the Diversity and Inclusion Leadership program, you will learn the scholarly theories and practical tools to implement institutional changes that promote diversity and foster inclusivity. [+]

In the Diversity and Inclusion Leadership program, you will learn the scholarly theories and practical tools to implement institutional changes that promote diversity and foster inclusivity. To be an effective leader in diversity and inclusion, you must understand the social contexts and psychological processes that result in implicit bias, discrimination, and marginalization. Illustration of diverse people with talk bubbles.

Organizations are increasingly creating roles such as chief diversity officers, diversity managers, consultants, educational administrators, human resources, and/or college admissions professionals that can transform their communities. At Tufts, you’ll become the strong, informed, skilled leader that can help create more inclusive organizations.... [-]


Analysis & Design of Social Protection Systems (MA)

Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg
Online & Campus Combined Full time 3 - 3 semesters October 2018 Germany Sankt Augustin

The Master programme mainly targets mid-level careers working on social protection topics who would like to advance their skills in designing, managing and reforming social protection systems. [+]

The Master programme mainly targets mid-level careers working on social protection topics who would like to advance their skills in designing, managing and reforming social protection systems. The blend of face-to-face and online learning gives professionals the opportunity to exclusively dedicate time for studying and network-building during the first semester and to combine studying with some professional engagement during the second and third semester. Upon successful completion, students are awarded the Master of Arts degree.

Why study with us?

Next to the fact that the Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg (H-BRS) is a dynamic and research-driven university and that the Department of Social Security is an interdisciplinary team with great passion for the topic, there are several reasons for studying with us.... [-]


Master of Arts in Women, Society and Development

Hamad bin Khalifa University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Qatar Doha

The Master of Arts in Women, Society and Development is an interdisciplinary program focusing on issues related to women in the context of social and economic development in the Middle East, as well as women’s various roles in the advancement of their communities and societies. It draws on a variety of disciplines in social sciences and humanities, ranging from economic and social theory; to development and policy studies; to law and communication studies. [+]

The Master of Arts in Women, Society, and Development is an interdisciplinary program focusing on issues related to women in the context of social and economic development in the Middle East, as well as women’s various roles in the advancement of their communities and societies. It draws on a variety of disciplines in social sciences and humanities, ranging from economic and social theory; to development and policy studies; to law and communication studies.

The program equips students with the ability to engage in local and regional knowledge production and to hone their skills in understanding and responding to women issues that are specific to the Middle East.

It enables students to translate this knowledge into practices and social interventions that are needed to improve the status of Middle Eastern girls and women in their own communities.... [-]


Master in Arts and Society

Utrecht University
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2018 Netherlands Utrecht + 1 more

Our Master’s program was designed to meet the urgent need for art professionals who possess rigorous theoretical and research skills coupled with practical abilities and an acute awareness of the current state of the sector at the local and global levels. [+]

WHAT DOES THIS MASTER ENTAIL?

Preparing arts professionals for the cultural sector of the future

The cultural world is in a state of rapid transformation due to technological innovation, urbanization, economic globalization, and an increasingly unpredictable sociopolitical landscape. All facets of the arts – practice, organization, leadership, societal relevance, and internationalization (in Europe and beyond) – are affected by this transformation. Utrecht’s Master of Arts and Society will prepare you to operate as a leading figure in the global arts, media, and cultural sectors of the future.

Our Master’s program was designed to meet the urgent need for art professionals who possess rigorous theoretical and research skills coupled with practical abilities and an acute awareness of the current state of the sector at the local and global levels. As a student in this program, you will explore, for example, the dynamics and dilemmas within existing mainstream culture and its relationship with a growing number of “alternative” cultural practices, new models of creative production and industry, and the ever-increasing role of the arts in social justice.... [-]


MA/PGDip Global Citizenship, Identities and Human Rights

University of Nottingham - Faculty of Social Sciences
Campus Full time Part time 9 - 24 months September 2018 United Kingdom Nottingham + 1 more

This course explores recent changes to the global cultural and political landscape, and what these mean for individuals and groups accessing their human rights. [+]

Overview

This course explores recent changes to the global cultural and political landscape, and what these mean for individuals and groups accessing their human rights.

Demand for various forms of expertise on human rights, citizenship and identities are rapidly expanding as governments, international agencies, non-governmental and private sector organisations become increasingly sensitive to and interested in questions about rights and identities.

In the current global context, national versions of citizenship have reached crisis point. Yet what does it mean to think of yourself as a global citizen? This course investigates critical global issues such as war, migration, climate change, credit crunch, nationalism, global media, sex tourism, modern slavery, gender and sexuality and contemporary racism.... [-]


MA in Sociology

The George Washington University - Columbian College of Arts & Sciences
Campus Full time Part time 2 years September 2018 USA Washington DC + 1 more

The Master of Arts in Sociology program provides a solid grounding in the following three areas of specialization: Criminology, Social Inequality, Urban Sociology. [+]

The Master of Arts in Sociology program provides a solid grounding in the following three areas of specialization:

Criminology Social Inequality Urban Sociology Sample Courses SOC 6248 Race and Urban Redevelopment SOC 6268 Race, Gender, and Class SOC 6265 Women, Welfare, and Policy SOC 6286 The Law of Race and Slavery General Requirements

All students must satisfactorily complete at least 30 credit hours of graduate course work plus a thesis (SOC 6998 and SOC 6999). The following courses are required for the degree:

Methods

Three courses:

SOC 6230 Research Methods SOC 6231 Data Analysis SOC 6232 Qualitative Methodology OR SOC 6240 Field Research in Organization Settings Theory ... [-]

MA in Comparative Studies in History and Society

Koc University - Istanbul Turkey
Campus Full time 1 - 2 years September 2018 Turkey İstanbul

The non-thesis MA program in Comparative Studies in History and Society combines the strengths of the sociology and history departments of Koç University in an interdisciplinary Master of Arts (M.A.) program. The program serves a growing need in Turkey for interdisciplinary graduate programs in the social sciences. [+]

MA in Comparative Studies in History and Society

The non-thesis MA program in Comparative Studies in History and Society combines the strengths of the sociology and history departments of Koç University in an interdisciplinary Master of Arts (M.A.) program. The program serves a growing need in Turkey for interdisciplinary graduate programs in the social sciences.Students are trained in the fields of historical transformations concerning state and society as well as social inequalities. The courses will prepare students for both future Ph.D. programs and careers in research and policy-related positions in governmental and non-governmental organizations by providing the basic background in the historical analyses of current-day societal Dynamics.... [-]


Anthropology and Social Change MA and PhD Programs

California Institute of Integral Studies
Campus Full time September 2018 USA San Francisco

Our graduate program emphasizes research, activist scholarship, and social change. [+]

Anthropology and Social Change MA and Ph.D. Programs

Anthropology and Social Change is a small, innovative graduate department with a particular focus on activist scholarship, militant research, and social change. Our unique approach to ethnographic research methodology dissolves traditional barriers between research and political activism, between insiders and outsiders, and between researchers and protagonists. Ethnography is a tool for "creating the conditions we describe." We engage in the process of co-research to explore existing alternatives and possibilities for social change.

MA and PhD students learn how to apply the practice of direct action to the research process with the support of talented faculty. We set out to create the conditions we describe when our research begins to embody the values of the world we want to create.... [-]


MA Muslim Minorities in a Global Context (Online Learning)

SOAS University of London
Online Full time 2 years October 2018 United Kingdom London

This new programme gives you an opportunity to consider Muslim minority communities comparatively, within both western and non-western contexts. You will explore key themes such as ethnicity, gender, and the varieties of religious interpretations and practices that have resulted in issues and challenges arising uniquely within different Muslim minority communities. [+]

Overview

Duration: 2 years

Start of programme: April / October

Mode of Attendance: Online

What are the challenges faced by Muslim minority communities and their host societies? What are the debates surrounding the place of religious minorities in secular societies?

Recent political shifts in Muslim majority countries have put Muslim minorities in the spotlight and impacted upon their relationship with their host societies. This programme gives you an opportunity to consider Muslim minority communities comparatively, within both western and non-western contexts.

You will explore the varieties of religious interpretations and practices that have resulted in issues and challenges arising uniquely within different Muslim minority communities and the key themes of:... [-]