Master of Art Programs in Sociology

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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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MA in Women, Gender, Spirituality, and Social Justice

California Institute of Integral Studies
Campus or Online Full time 2 years September 2017 USA San Francisco

The MA in Women, Gender, Spirituality, and Social Justice (WGS) is a transdisciplinary program that prepares graduates to be change-makers who are guided by a sense of meaning, purpose, and vision. [+]

MA Degrees in Sociology. MA in Women, Gender, Spirituality, and Social Justice "I change myself, I change the world." -Gloria E. Anzaldua The MA in Women, Gender, Spirituality, and Social Justice (WGS) is a transdisciplinary program that prepares graduates to be change-makers who are guided by a sense of meaning, purpose, and vision. We are unique among academic programs that study women and gender in that we take seriously the realm of spirit. We bring current scholarship emerging from the fields of women/gender studies, ethnic studies, and related fields into dialogue with scholarship that addresses religion, spirituality, ecology, and healing. Graduates will develop skills that will enable them to either continue in doctoral work or craft careers in the non-profit sector, higher education, or socially conscious entrepreneurship. Distance Learning Program The Women's Spirituality Program recognizes that many qualified prospective students who might wish to earn a graduate degree cannot uproot from their homes and jobs to move to San Francisco. To support people in that situation, we offer our semi-distance learning option. This option is called "semi-distance" because students can live outside the Bay Area and still complete the MA in WGS or PhD in WSE by taking a combination of online and face-to-face courses. Students opting for Distance Learning must complete a minimum of 19 units face-to-face and a maximum of 17 units online to complete their degree. Apply to the Women’s Spirituality MA Program The Women, Gender, Spirituality and Social Justice master's degree is an interdisciplinary degree that... [-]

Master of Arts in Applied Sociology

William Paterson University of New Jersey
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 USA Wayne

The MA in applied sociology enables graduates to get a competitive edge by learning assessment, diagnostic, evaluation, and intercultural communication skills, and by gaining important insights into diversity in the workplace and society, all of which many employers seek in their hiring/promoting. Because these skills and knowledge are of great value in virtually every occupational field, this Master’s program has demonstrated appeal in a variety of professional settings. These include, but are not limited to, departments of human resources or research and planning in banking, corporations, education, government, health care, insurance, marketing, and community and other nonprofit organizations. [+]

William Paterson University in New Jersey invites you to meet with  Amo- Augustus Kubeyinje, Director of Graduate Admissions and Enrollment Services during our 2017 Africa Recruitment Tour. Learn about our undergraduate and graduate degree program. Ask about available scholarship  opportunities. Abuja, Nigeria - Date:  September 22nd 2017 Lagos, Nigeria - Date:  September 26th and 27th Accra, Ghana - Date: September 28th Kumasi, Ghana - Date: September 30th Abidjan, Ivory Coast - Date:  October 1st  and 2nd Kigali, Rwanda - Date:  October 3rd Nairobi, Kenya - Date:  October 5th  and 6th Harare, Zimbabwe - Date:  October 7th Johannesburg, South Africa - Date: October 9th and 10th The MA in applied sociology enables graduates to get a competitive edge by learning assessment, diagnostic, evaluation, and intercultural communication skills, and by gaining important insights into diversity in the workplace and society, all of which many employers seek in their hiring/promoting. Because these skills and knowledge are of great value in virtually every occupational field, this Master’s program has demonstrated appeal in a variety of professional settings. These include, but are not limited to, departments of human resources or research and planning in banking, corporations, education, government, health care, insurance, marketing, and community and other nonprofit organizations. Admission Requirements: In addition to the University’s admission requirements: Baccalaureate degree with a preferred, but not required, background in a social science. Cumulative grade point average of no less than 3.00 on 4.00 scale. Minimum verbal score of 150 on the GRE or minimum score of 388... [-]

Master of Arts in Interfaith Action

Claremont Lincoln University
Online & Campus Combined Full time 15 months October 2017 USA Claremont

The Master of Arts in Interfaith Action program can help you develop the social, religious and political perspectives, collaborative engagement, and self-reflection skills you need to become an interfaith ambassador. [+]

MA Degrees in Sociology. Master of Arts in Interfaith Action Addressing Social Issues Through Interfaith Engagement Interfaith Action is an emerging specialty that demands critical skills and perspectives from beyond the religious and/or theological disciplines in order to be effective in post-secular contexts. These contexts point to the increasing presence of religion-based conflict and tension between sacred and secular opinion-formers in the public sphere. The Master of Arts in Interfaith Action program can help you develop the social, religious and political perspectives, collaborative engagement, and self-reflection skills you need to become an interfaith ambassador. Learning Outcomes The M.A. in Interfaith Action 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: Power & Privilege: Explore and interpret religion in relation to structures of power and privilege and in the context of cultural, political, and economic histories. Religious Literacy: Demonstrate an integrated knowledge of research and construct an evolving literacy of major religious traditions and cultural identities. Conflict Resolution: Appraise the function of religio-cultural identities and apply strategies to resolve moral-based conflicts in a way that is non-defensive, confident, and respectful. Action Research: Research, collaborate, design, and implement high-impact strategies in a leadership action plan for social change. Post-Secular Understanding: Analyze and interrogate normative and popular categories of religion while developing a post-secular awareness to interpret the evolving role of religious and secular traditions in the public sphere. Interpersonal Communication: Develop... [-]

Master in Sociology (MA)

University of Central Missouri
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Warrensburg

Sociologists examine institutions such as the family, economy and religion. The Masters 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... [+]

Master in Sociology (MA) Sociologists examine institutions such as the family, economy and religion. The Masters 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. Working with the graduate coordinator, each student will develop a program of study no later than after the completion of 12 graduate credit hours. Students are required to submit a portfolio demonstrating knowledge and skill development, which must receive a minimum evaluation of acceptable prior to degree completion. This program has a minimum graduate hour total of 33 hours. There are numerous scholarship and financial assistance opportunities in this program. Department of Communication and Sociology [-]

Master of Arts in Sociology

Roosevelt University
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Chicago

The coursework for the MA is Sociology is based at Roosevelt University’s Chicago campus (with only few exceptions). [+]

MA Degrees in Sociology. Sociology, MA Offered in: CHICAGO Students earning a master's degree in Sociology choose one of the following two tracks: 36 semester hours of graduate course work, including a three-hour Research and Writing Project (Soc 492). 36 semester hours of graduate course work, including a six-hour research-based thesis (Soc 490) or an experiential learning project (Soc 491). Admission The coursework for the MA is Sociology is based at Roosevelt University’s Chicago campus (with only few exceptions). These are the guidelines for admission to the program: Applicants with an overall undergraduate GPA of 2.7 or higher are admitted based upon previous academic performance. Applicants submit a one-page admission essay explaining the applicant's desire to pursue graduate work in Sociology. Applicants also should have completed four undergraduate Sociology classes with a GPA of 3.25 of higher. Important: Applicants not meeting the above requirements will be considered for admission if they submit a detailed work history, record of community activism, and letters of reference or with the approval of the graduate advisor. In certain instances, applicants may be admitted on a probationary basis with special restrictions. Requirements To earn the MA in Sociology, students may choose to complete 36 semester hours of coursework, including six semester hours of Thesis (Soc 490) or Experiential Research & Learning (Soc 491); or 36 semester hours of coursework, including three semester hours of Research & Writing (Soc 492). For students in both tracks, six courses are required. Each must be taken the first time... [-]

Master’s Degree Programme in Gender Studies (Degree: Master of Social Sciences)

University of Tampere
Campus Full time 2 years August 2019 Finland Tampere

The multidisciplinary Master’s Degree in Gender Studies provides advanced training in the field of gender studies for both Finnish and foreign students with a variety of academic backgrounds and career plans. [+]

The next application period for the Master's Degree Programme in Gender Studies will be in December 2018 - January 2019 for programmes starting in 2019. Degree: Master of Social Sciences Duration: 2 years Extent: 120 ECTS Start date: August 2019 (to be confirmed) Tuition fee for non-EU/EEA students: 10 000 € / year Read more about Scholarships The multidisciplinary Master’s Degree in Gender Studies provides advanced training in the field of gender studies for both Finnish and foreign students with a variety of academic backgrounds and career plans. Incorporating local, cross-cultural and transnational emphases, the curriculum encourages students and faculty from above all the humanities, arts and social sciences to develop innovative, intersectional and interdisciplinary ways of expanding knowledge about gender and sexuality in global, local, and historical contexts. The degree engages the wide-ranging and multidisciplinary perspectives associated with gender studies: queer studies, transgender studies, sexuality studies, race and ethnicity studies, disability studies, area and global studies, cultural studies, postcolonial and transnational studies. This programme is built around the interdisciplinary study of gender and sexuality, bridging the divide between social sciences and the arts and humanities. The Gender Studies programme is designed for students with special interests in social sciences and in the humanities. It addresses the latest debates, using cutting-edge research from this exciting and growing area of study. It considers competing theories and approaches to gender and sexuality, and explores the ways in which these intersect with concepts of race, ethnicity, age, abledness, religion and class. Why MDP... [-]

Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy (MAMFT)

Pan Africa Christian University
Campus Full time 2 years January 2018 Kenya Nairobi

This is one of its kind program in Africa. An MAMFT approach focuses on the strengths and resiliency of family systems and communal resources to restore and build family relationships. [+]

MA Degrees in Sociology. Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy (MAMFT) INTRODUCTION This is one of its kind program in Africa. An MAMFT approach focuses on the strengths and resiliency of family systems and communal resources to restore and build family relationships. Why study Family Therapy? Couples & family in Kenya today face daily challenges in a rapidly changing social context, marital instability and an increase in separation/divorce, changing parent-child expectations and increasing conflict, rise in substance use and addictive behaviors, brutal acts of family violence and Child neglect, economic and employment stressors and breakdown of extended family relationships and the list continues. Areas of specialization; Child and Adolescent therapy Premarital and Couple therapy GOALS OF THE MAMFT PROGRAM: MAMFT aims to prepare marriage and family therapists: - Aware and self-reflective, ethically knowledgeable, culturally sensitive, clinically competent. PAC University inaugurates a professional clinical degree which utilizes approach to working with individuals, couples, families and groups. PROGRAM INFORMATION The MAMFT is a Two year, tri-semester M.A. degree program which consists of 60 credits. Studfents undergo a clinical training of 6 credits and 500 hrs of practicum over a year. It consists of an option of TWO elective courses; Research Thesis or an MAMFT Project. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS The minimum entry requirement is a Bachelor's degree in Counseling Psychology or related discipline from an accredited university. The minimum entry requirement is a Second Class Honor, Upper Division and above (or a GPA of 3.00 and above). All applicants are required to... [-]

Master in Linguistic Theory and Language Description

Higher School of Economics
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Russia Moscow

The programme is hosted by the School of Linguistics, Faculty of Humanities. Our programme is one of the few MA programmes in theoretical linguistics that includes a strong interdisciplinary component and explains its relation to linguistics and language description: such as acoustic phonetics, sociolinguistics and linguistic anthropology. [+]

Programme Overview The programme is hosted by the School of Linguistics, Faculty of Humanities. Our programme is one of the few MA programmes in theoretical linguistics that includes a strong interdisciplinary component and explains its relation to linguistics and language description: such as acoustic phonetics, sociolinguistics and linguistic anthropology. Our academic and research activities include: introduction of our students to language diversity and to field studies of minority languages and dialects studies of language variation and change studies of Russian grammar and lexicon, as well as Russian Sign Language, in a typological perspective introduction to the basics of the formal language modeling discussions about language, field research and linguistic experiment from the interdisciplinary point of view – teaching psycholinguistics and linguistic anthropology work with electronic corpora of different languages, as well as building them teaching methods of linguistic data processing, statistic analysis and visualization, in R and Python basics of instrumental phonetic analysis help with conceiving and carrying out one’s own linguistic project The programme has research partnerships with University of Tromsø, University of Helsinki, University of Stockholm, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, University of Pavia. Every year we organize guest lectures by linguistics from Europe and the US (see here and here). Or see a less formal advertisement of the programme. Several reasons why you will enjoy staying with us: we tell you about what we do ourselves... ...and if we tell you about anything else, it is interesting to ourselves you will carry out your own research projects –... [-]

MA Science-Technology-Society

University of Vienna
Campus Full time 2 years October 2018 Austria Vienna

The MA Science-Technology-Society trains students to contribute to a research based critical understanding of the ever more important relations of science, technology and society. [+]

MA Degrees in Sociology. Knowledge and technologies are deeply intertwined with the ways we live in the world. How we communicate, move, work and care for our health – all this is constantly changing through new scientific and technological options. However, new techno-scientific possibilities also challenge existing value structures and ways of living, which leads to societal debates about risks, ethics and social justice. For detailed information see the STS-Website. At the same time, science and technology are not untouched by the societal environment they are part of. Socio-economic expectations and broader imaginaries of techno-scientific futures are part and parcel of contemporary research cultures, and influence how knowledge is produced and innovations are made. Understanding these complex relations of science, technology and society is crucial in the world of today. The master’s program Science-Technology-Society offers a unique opportunity to acquire expertise in this domain. The MA Science-Technology-Society trains students to contribute to a research based critical understanding of the ever more important relations of science, technology and society. Central elements of the program profile are a) a strong research orientation, b) internationality both in the scope of teaching as well as in the background of the students, c) a clear social science approach with a dedicated openness to the heterogeneous disciplinary backgrounds of its students and d) a focus on complementary skills vital in today’s academic and knowledge work contexts. In its respective specialisations, the MA in Science-Technology-Society provides a comprehensive and critical approach to analysing how (techno)sciences and society... [-]

MA in Applied Ethics

Linköping University
Campus Full time 1 year Open Enrollment Sweden Linköping

The programme offers a complementary education at the master’s level in applied ethics for students already holding a bachelor’s degree in one of various academic fields, from philosophy to health and technology, or a professional degree. The programme aims to offer students the opportunity to pursue advanced studies in applied ethics. [+]

The programme offers a complementary education at the master’s level in applied ethics for students already holding a bachelor’s degree in one of various academic fields, from philosophy to health and technology, or a professional degree. The programme aims to offer students the opportunity to pursue advanced studies in applied ethics. Applied ethics is a growing interdisciplinary field that studies ethical issues in areas such as politics, medicine, research, technology, and different forms of professional ethics. Programme description The programme offers a complementary education at the master’s level in applied ethics for students already holding a bachelor’s degree in one of various academic fields, from philosophy to health and technology, or a professional degree. The programme aims to offer students the opportunity to pursue advanced studies in applied ethics. Applied ethics is a growing interdisciplinary field that studies ethical issues in areas such as politics, medicine, research, technology, and different forms of professional ethics. Questions such as global justice, ethical implications of new technologies in healthcare and environmental responsibility for future generations are some of the issues that applied ethics deals with. The subject has its disciplinary basis in moral philosophy and ethics, and requires knowledge and expertise in the various fields of application. Applied Ethics is a programme for those who: Are interested in ethical questions Want to work with ethical issues and the application of ethics in society Want to carry out research in the fields of ethics and applied ethics The programme enables students to gain knowledge... [-]

MA in Industrial Sociology (Coursework / Research)

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time 2 years February 2018 South Africa Johannesburg

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 Degrees in Sociology. MA in Industrial Sociology (Coursework) 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. Admission requirements Student access will be considered for a student who is in possession of a university-based Honours qualification in Sociology/Industrial Sociology on NQF Level 7. If a student does not comply with the requirements mentioned above, admission may be granted by the Dean of the Faculty, at the recommendation of the Chairperson of the Department. Contact details Name: Dr Liela Groenewald Tel: 011 559 2884 / Email: lielagr@uj.ac.za MA in Industrial Sociology (Research) The candidate should complete research and write a dissertation on an approved, relevant topic. Admission requirements Student access will be considered for a student who is in possession of a university-based Honours qualification in Sociology/Industrial Sociology on NQF Level 7. If a student does not comply with the requirements mentioned above, admission may be granted by the Dean of the Faculty, at the recommendation of the Chairperson of the Department. Contact details Name: Dr Liela Groenewald Tel: 011 559 2884 / Email: lielagr@uj.ac.za [-]

Comparative Drug and Alcohol Studies

Middlesex University London
Campus Part time August 2018 United Kingdom London UK Online

The use of alcohol, drugs and tobacco has become a major concern for most governments across the world. This has resulted in increasing international and European collaboration to devise policies and approaches to address problems related to substance use/misuse. There has also been a considerable expansion in research, data gathering and scientific publishing in many countries and various action plans and strategies have been produced. [+]

This master's degree is designed for those who want to expand their knowledge and understanding of these drug and alcohol issues, including policies and interventions, within a comparative context. It is relevant to policy makers and practitioners, and to students and researchers working in, associated with, or preparing to enter this field. Over the course of the programme you will gain the knowledge and skills required to investigate and analyse drug and alcohol use, problem use, addiction, and their responses, from a multi-disciplinary and cross-national perspective. The master's is being run jointly by four universities: Middlesex University; Aarhus University (Denmark); University del Piemonte Orientale "A. Avogardo" (Italy); and Universitas Miguel Hernandez de Elche-Alicante (Spain). With access to a group of European teachers and students, you will have opportunities to share research findings as well as experiences and personal knowledge about your own countries. You will also have the chance to study in partner universities or undertake placements in Europe and international agencies and gain career development through utilising work-based learning approaches and internships. The programme is taught primarily through distance learning methods complemented by some face-to-face tuition. The 'Introduction to Drug and Alcohol Studies' induction is delivered as a four-and-a-half-day face-to-face intensive study block at one of the partner institutions (In 2017, this will be held at Universitas Miguel Hernandez de Elche-Alicante in Spain). It brings together staff and students from the other countries delivering the programme. Please note that travel and accommodation expenses are self-funded. [-]

MA in Social Work in an Ageing Society

Magdeburg-Stendal University of Applied Sciences
Campus Full time 3 semesters April 2018 Germany Magdeburg

How are social services to be organised when social inequalities in age and between age groups are becoming more acute, and where there are regions left “out on a limb” with shrinking infrastructure and health and social care provision? [+]

No restricted admission. Start of studies The programme begins each summer semester. Applicants with foreign certificates please apply till 31 January via uni-assist e.V.. Programme objectives

How are social services to be organised when social inequalities in age and between age groups are becoming more acute, and where there are regions left “out on a limb” with shrinking infrastructure and health and social care provision? The objective of the course of studies is the professionalisation of demographically sensitive social work, particularly through the skills to draw up and develop robust concepts for working with old people and cross-generationally, the skills to put these concepts into practice with effective organisational design, the skills for interdisciplinary cooperation with other professions, institutions and social services for the purpose of more helpful design of social space and life-worlds, and the skills to conceive, implement and evaluate practice-related research.... [-]


MA South Asian Area Studies

SOAS University of London
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years September 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

The MA in South Asian Studies provides exceptional opportunities for advanced study of one of the world’s most diverse and important regions. [+]

MA South Asian Area Studies Duration: One calendar year (full-time); Two or three years (part-time, daytime only) Minimum Entry Requirements: Minimum upper second class honours degree (or equivalent) Start of programme: September intake only The MA in South Asian Studies provides exceptional opportunities for advanced study of one of the world’s most diverse and important regions. Students can choose to concentrate on pre-modern or modern South Asia and can acquire a basic knowledge of one of the area’s languages. The degree provides a wide-ranging interdisciplinary analysis of the South Asian countries – India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan and Sri Lanka. Disciplines available include Politics, Economics,Anthropology, Law and History. The programme attracts students from a variety of backgrounds. While some wish to broaden their previous studies or experience of South Asia, others approach the course without having a South Asian element to their first degree, but with a desire to focus their previous training on the region. Structure Students take three taught courses, one of which is considered a major, and complete a 10,000-word dissertation related to the major. Some disciplines, such as Politics, Economics or Social Anthropology, require an appropriate qualification (such as part of a first degree) if any of their courses are to be taken as the major subject. All courses are subject to availability Anthropology (minor only) Culture and Society of South Asia - 15PANC087 (1.0 Unit) African and Asian Diasporas in the Modern World - 15PANH010 (0.5 Unit) - Term 1 Art and Archaeology The Indian... [-]

MA in Comparative Studies in History and Society

Koc University - Istanbul Turkey
Campus Full time 1 - 2 years September 2017 Turkey İstanbul

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

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.... [-]