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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 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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47 Results in Sociology

University of Miami College of Arts and Sciences

Global Health and Society at the University of Miami provides students with an interdisciplinary perspective for understanding how global health outcomes relate to societ ... [+]

Master of Arts in Global Health & Society

Global Health and Society at the University of Miami provides students with an interdisciplinary perspective for understanding how global health outcomes relate to society, culture, and the environment. A range of interdisciplinary courses examines emerging challenges to human health and security, differential access and adoption of evidence-based health policies, governance, practices, and interventions, and how these translate from international to community scales.

Students interested in pursuing a Master of Arts in Global Health and Society have the opportunity to choose specialize is one of three degree tracks.

General Concentration in Global Health - Designed for professionals who are already in the health field but require substantial social science knowledge and methodologies to complete their training. These students may have strong interest in (or are already) working in developing countries or underserved areas. Community-based Participatory Research, Monitoring and Evaluation - This track will provide graduate students the skills to build partnerships and active participation to address critical health issues in communities throughout the world. This track prepares students for placement in community health resesarch projects. Policy, Governance and Advocacy - A comprehensive framework of global health underscoring the sociopolitical, economic, and geographic factors that, in addition to biomedical factors, impact health conditions of various countries and populations throughout the world. ... [-]
USA Miami
Open Enrollment
Full-time
Part-time
18 - 24 months
Campus
Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies at the University of 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 M ... [+]

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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. ... [-]
USA San Diego
August 2020
Full-time
1 year
Campus
Goldsmiths, University of London

Conceived in the context of world-systemic transformation, this MA will give you the analytical tools to understand contemporary developments and the world(s) through an ... [+]

Conceived in the context of world-systemic transformation, this MA will give you the analytical tools to understand contemporary developments and the world(s) through an encounter with post-colonial theory and international political-economic issues.

We're witnessing today a tectonic shift in global geopolitics. The emergence of China, Brazil and India as global players, the development of global governance, the financial crisis, climate change – are all symptoms.

On this Masters, you’ll grasp concepts like race, diaspora, hybridity, difference, grassroots development, HDI, multitude, immanence, and human rights.

These concepts are used to analyse practical, policy and activist issues arising from globalisation: global civil society, the role of international organisations (the IMF, WTO, UN and World Bank and global NGOs), intellectual property rights, social capital, financialisation, global governance and deep democracy.... [-]

United Kingdom London
January 2020
Full-time
Part-time
1 - 2 years
Campus
Friedensau Adventist University

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. ... [+]

Master of Arts in International Social Sciences

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 specialise in professional career options such as professional employment as experts in international social management, development cooperation, disaster response and humanitarian aid, planning, management and evaluation of sustainable development projects, working with the rights-based approach in the United Nations human rights system, managing anti-poverty programs with civil society organizations, engagement in non-violent conflict resolution, peace and reconciliation, and active participation in various areas of Global Governance.... [-]

Germany Möckern
March 2020
Full-time
4 - 6 semesters
Campus
Istanbul Sehir University

Combining its strong academic staff with intellectual diversity, our graduate programs promise their students a wide range of theoretical and methodological training. ... [+]

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Combining its strong academic staff with intellectual diversity, our graduate programs promise their students a wide range of theoretical and methodological training. Boasting some of the leading researchers in the field, our students benefit from rigorous mentorship and small-group seminars in a quasi-informal setting based on the concept of student-centered instruction. Our teaching staff has been educated at some of the leading universities in the world with diverse areas of expertise, including political sociology, comparative historical research, sociology of everyday life, sociology of culture and religion, organizations and economic life, family and social policy, urban studies, and advanced statistical methods. Meanwhile, our academic programs also host some internationally renowned guests to increase its academic and intellectual diversity.... [-]

Turkey Istanbul
September 2020
Full-time
6 semesters
Campus
The George Washington University - Columbian College of Arts & Sciences

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 ... [-]
USA Washington
September 2020
Full-time
Part-time
2 years
Campus
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 t ... [+]

The New School is a progressive university in New York City where scholars, artists, and designers come together to challenge convention and create positive change. Founded in 1919, the university consists of Parsons School of Design, Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts, the College of Performing Arts, The New School for Social Research, and numerous renowned graduate programs. The New School’s rigorous, multidimensional approach to education gives students the academic freedom to shape their unique, individual paths of study for a complex and rapidly changing world.

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The program's core courses will ground you in the history of ideas and in the practice of sustained writing, while you develop an intellectual peer community. From there, you can branch out, taking advantage of the rich offerings and distinguished faculty of The New School. Work with both a faculty advisor and a student advisor to create a robust pathway tailored to your individual needs and academic ambitions. We offer a rich selection of courses with world-class professors who can extend your command of critical theory, the history of ideas, aesthetics, philosophy, politics, anthropology, media theory - wherever your curiosity takes you. Courses are available in both the daytime and the evening to fit into even the busiest schedule.... [-]

USA New York
September 2020
Full-time
Part-time
2 years
Campus
Sam Houston State University

The Master of Arts in Sociology is designed to provide students with advanced and up-dated instruction in quantitative and qualitative techniques of sociological research ... [+]

Master of Arts in Sociology

The Master of Arts in Sociology is designed to provide students with advanced and up-dated instruction in quantitative and qualitative techniques of sociological research, statistics, and theory. Students will develop the advanced professional skills necessary to analyze social issues in applied settings. These skills include research grant writing, program evaluation, impact assessment, and community-based research. Students pursuing the MA in Sociology may specialize in Environment & Social Change & Development, Stratification, Culture & Institutions, or Applied Sociology.

Program Breakdown Degree Type: Master of Arts (M.A.) Length: 36 Credit Hours Enrollment: Fall, Spring Tuition/Costs: Approximate Cost (12 Semester Hours) $5,862.00 Admission ... [-]
USA Huntsville
September 2020
Full-time
36 hours
Online
Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg

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 ... [+]

The master offers an interdisciplinary and in-depth study of social protection systems that enables successful candidates to enter positions in international organizations, government administration, welfare associations or civil society organisations. The program targets students who want a career in social policy analysis, advocacy or research. Over the course of 4 semesters students learn to analyse, optimize and, if necessary, reorganize existing social protection systems, adapting them to future demographic, economic and social challenges.

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.... [-]

Germany Sankt Augustin
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Full-time
3 - 4 semesters
Online & Campus Combined
Tufts University - Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

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

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.... [-]

USA Medford
January 2020
Full-time
Part-time
1 - 2 years
Campus
California Institute of Integral Studies

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. ... [+]

MA and PhD in Women, Gender, Spirituality, and Social Justice

"I change myself, I change the world." -Gloria E. Anzaldua

Founded in 1992 by internationally known trailblazers in the women's spirituality movement, the Women's Spirituality program offers an interdisciplinary, multicultural, decolonial feminist approach to the study of spirituality and religion. Our curriculum incorporates scholarship from women/gender studies, ethnic studies, religious studies, philosophy, religion, and related fields. We are the first Ph.D. granting graduate program in the United States to integrate a study of the sacred feminine with an examination of contemporary social, political, and ecological issues. ... [-]

USA San Francisco
September 2020
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Online
Corvinus University of Budapest, Faculty of Social Sciences and International Relations

We are always eager to understand persistent social problems including globalization and migration, entrepreneurs and business elites, power relations between men and wom ... [+]

The Master of Arts (MA) in Sociology of Corvinus University of Budapest

with a specialisation in Global Social Studies

This four-semester Master programme aims to equip students with fresh theoretical perspectives and analytical skills to understand and analyse globally embedded social processes and outcomes. It focuses on the deep understanding of contemporary concepts and theories related to global social change and is designed to teach the students the importance of critical analysis of social processes and problems in a global versus local framework. Relying on both classic and contemporary insights we are going to help you in understanding and professionally interpreting global social change, globalization, population, migration, poverty, internal mechanisms of market society, global hegemony and dominance, the social impact and functioning of corporations, the role of technological development.... [-]

Hungary Budapest
September 2020
Full-time
4 semesters
Campus
Utrecht University

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 ... [+]

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 University'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 is designed to meet the urgent need for arts 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.... [-]

Netherlands Utrecht Middelburg
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Full-time
Part-time
1 - 2 years
Campus
Koc University - Istanbul Turkey

Comparative Studies in History and Society (CSHS) combines the strengths of the sociology and history departments of Koç University in an interdisciplinary Master of Arts ... [+]

MA in Comparative Studies in History and Society

The CSHS M.A. program is a two-year degree program with a thesis. Students take courses in the first year, conduct their research, and complete a thesis in the second year. The students identify specific faculty whom they wish to collaborate with on mutually agreed upon research projects. Mirroring the methodological diversity of its faculty, students have utilized a wide range of historical and sociological methods, including case-study and comparative historical approaches, quantitative survey methods, ethnography, archival research, content analysis, and a variety of mixed methods approaches.

The program will help serve the career needs of students in two ways. First, the program will prepare students who wish to continue on to Ph.D. programs in Turkey, Europe and North America. Second, it will train students who interested in research and policy-related positions in governmental, non-governmental and international organizations in Turkey.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.... [-]

Turkey Istanbul
September 2020
Full-time
2 years
Campus
University of Groningen

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 analysi ... [+]

Why do some posts go viral on social media and others do not? How can social media analysis be used in business and policy decisions? How do platforms like Facebook change how we live and do business?

This MA program offers a critical exploration of social media within contemporary networked societies and trains students to work with (big) data in a responsible way. Social media have changed the fabric of everyday life and society. This has had important implications for how we inform ourselves, with whom we connect and in which ways, how we organize our daily lives, and how we perform as citizens. Knowledge of the ways these quickly emerging communication infrastructures are fundamentally transforming society is indispensable. At a time when intensive data-gathering and analysis is key for companies and governments, this MA program’s theoretical approach to social media and their data-driven impact on society helps students in understanding and reflecting on critical issues in order to respond to current societal transformations. From a practical perspective, students are trained to investigate social media data in the context of social, political and economic change.... [-]

Netherlands Groningen
September 2020
Full-time
18 months
Campus