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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… Read more

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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California Institute of Integral Studies
San Francisco , USA

Women’s Spirituality is a transdisciplinary program that prepares graduates to be change-makers who are guided by a sense of meaning, purpose, and vision. Our M.A. in Women, G ... +

Women’s Spirituality is a transdisciplinary program that prepares graduates to be change-makers who are guided by a sense of meaning, purpose, and vision. Our M.A. in Women, Gender, Spirituality, and Social Justice is designed to inspire students who are passionate about integrating social justice and spiritual transformation. We honor the spiritual impulses that have guided movements for equality and justice across the globe, and we believe that activism can be a form of sacred practice. This M.A. is best suited to those who are interested in developing a visionary approach to their work as activists, educators, healers, facilitators, artists, and socially conscious entrepreneurs. -
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Full-time
2 years
English
Aug 2021
15 Feb 2021
Campus
Online
 
Utrecht University
Utrecht , Netherlands

Our Master’s programme was designed to meet the urgent need for art professionals who possess rigorous theoretical and research skills coupled with practical abilities and an ... +

Our Master’s programme 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. -
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Full-time
Part-time
English
Sep 2021
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University of Groningen
Groningen , Netherlands

The MA in Social Media and Society trains you to critically engage with the profound societal changes that social media bring about, with hands-on experience with analysis of ... +

The MA in Social Media and Society trains you to critically engage with the profound societal changes that social media bring about, with hands-on experience with analysis of social media data. The internship familiarizes yourself with the job market and kick-starts your career. Acquired skills include cutting-edge knowledge of social media, social media analysis, profound insights in social media use, excellent communication and writing skills, social media management skills, and entrepreneurial skills. -
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18 months
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The New School

Through the Liberal Studies program, you will critically explore and intensively examine the core issues of our time. The MA in Liberal Studies offers practical writing tools ... +

Through the Liberal Studies program, you will critically explore and intensively examine the core issues of our time. The MA in Liberal Studies offers practical writing tools and guided in-depth study in cross-disciplinary courses taught by renowned faculty, who share the values of rigorous critical inquiry and thoughtful expression. -
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Part-time
2 years
English
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Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies at the University of San Diego
San Diego , USA

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 ... +

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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English
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University of Pittsburgh School of Education
Pittsburgh , USA

The Master of Arts degree in Social and Comparative Analysis in Education (SCAE) is for the emerging educational scholar interested in the fundamental role that education play ... +

The Master of Arts degree in Social and Comparative Analysis in Education (SCAE) is for the emerging educational scholar interested in the fundamental role that education plays in society. Under the guidance of senior faculty, SCAE students use the tools of the social sciences and humanities to study fundamental issues in education, such as equity, justice, school reform, and educational change. SCAE is a unique combination of two educational fields of study -- Comparative Education and Social Foundations of Education – that brings together a faculty with diverse interests in educational change and improvement. -
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4 - 8 semesters
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Jan 2021
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Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg
Sankt Augustin , Germany

Engage in an International master’s degree in “Social Protection Systems”, which is taught in English and is tuition-free. Improve your analytical skills. Discuss social polic ... +

Engage in an International master’s degree in “Social Protection Systems”, which is taught in English and is tuition-free. Improve your analytical skills. Discuss social policy reforms with your classmates. Benefit from the many international organizations located in Bonn and discover its captivating cultural activities. Apply now! The application portal is open until March 31. -
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Full-time
3 - 4 semesters
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Corvinus University of Budapest
Budapest , Hungary

Widen your knowledge of contemporary concepts and theories related to global social changes and better your critical analysis of social problems in a global-versus local frame ... +

Widen your knowledge of contemporary concepts and theories related to global social changes and better your critical analysis of social problems in a global-versus local framework. -
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Full-time
4 semesters
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Goldsmiths, University of London
London , United Kingdom

The MA in Race, Media and Social Justice will equip you with critical and theoretical tools to unpack and deepen your understanding of contemporary debates on race, ethnicity ... +

The MA in Race, Media and Social Justice will equip you with critical and theoretical tools to unpack and deepen your understanding of contemporary debates on race, ethnicity and racism. -
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Friedensau Adventist University
Möckern , Germany

The Master of Arts in International Social Sciences (MA ISS) is an interdisciplinary study program that prepares students for a career in international social management. It a ... +

The Master of Arts in International Social Sciences (MA ISS) is an interdisciplinary study program that prepares students for a career in international social management. It allows students to specialize in professional career options such as professional employment as experts in international social management, development cooperation, disaster response and humanitarian aid, planning, management, etc. -
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4 - 6 semesters
English
Mar 2021
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University of Lethbridge
Lethbridge , Canada

The Cultural, Social, and Political Thought major in the Master of Arts (MA) program is interdisciplinary within the humanities and social sciences and is based on a cohort le ... +

The Cultural, Social, and Political Thought major in the Master of Arts (MA) program is interdisciplinary within the humanities and social sciences and is based on a cohort learning model that fosters an environment of interdisciplinary engagement and exchange, research, peer mentoring, collaboration among a small group of students, within a team-based learning experience. The overall academic aims of the major are to emphasize social, cultural, and political thought and to install the intellectual and practical tools to work successfully with community partners and agencies to facilitate social change. Students graduating from the Cultural, Social, and Political Thought major will demonstrate a range of professional skills (e.g., peer review, public presentations, critical thinking) and research competencies. Graduates are capable of producing novel, relevant, and rigorous research that makes significant contributions to interdisciplinary knowledge. -
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Full-time
Part-time
24 - 48 months
English
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University of Johannesburg
Johannesburg , South Africa

The candidate should successfully complete the advanced course in Social Theory, the advanced course in Social Research Methodology, and complete research and write a minor di ... +

The candidate should successfully complete the advanced course in Social Theory, the advanced course in Social Research Methodology, and complete research and write a minor dissertation on an approved, relevant topic. Students also acquire SPSS skills and competencies. Or should complete research and write a dissertation on an approved, relevant topic. -
MA
Full-time
2 years
English
Jan 2021
Campus
 
University of Westminster
London , United Kingdom

We live in an age where almost everything of what we do is connected to data. Big data and datafication - the increasing transformation of multiple aspects of everyday lives i ... +

We live in an age where almost everything of what we do is connected to data. Big data and datafication - the increasing transformation of multiple aspects of everyday lives into digital data - pose great opportunities but also risks for contemporary societies. This new MA course addresses, explores and creatively utilises this transformation. We place an emphasis on current and future technologies and practices such as algorithms, artificial intelligence, big data, blockchain, data analytics and data mining, the Internet of Things, and others. -
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Full-time
English
Campus
 
Faculty of Humanities, Charles University
Prague 6 , Czech Republic

The study of Historical Sociology concerns itself with long-term social processes and trends that have a significant impact on contemporary societies and phenomena. Learn abou ... +

The study of Historical Sociology concerns itself with long-term social processes and trends that have a significant impact on contemporary societies and phenomena. Learn about how society changes throughout history and focus on complex topics such as modernisation, collective mentalities, globalisation, religious and cultural pluralism, social memory, and much more. -
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Full-time
2 - 5 years
English
Sep 2021
Campus
 
KU Leuven
Leuven , Belgium

KU Leuven's Master of Society, Law and Religion was started in response to the growing salience of the interaction of society, law and religion in our multi-religious and yet ... +

KU Leuven's Master of Society, Law and Religion was started in response to the growing salience of the interaction of society, law and religion in our multi-religious and yet highly secularised global world. The program provides a unique introduction to the strategic area of society, law and religion and brings you in contact with outstanding international experts in the field. -
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