Master of Art Programs in Sociology

Compare 37 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.... [-]


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 Innovation

Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies at the University of San Diego
Campus Full time 1 year August 2019 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. [+]

Now Accepting Applications

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. ... [-]

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.... [-]


MA in Sociology

The George Washington University - Columbian College of Arts & Sciences
Campus Full time Part time 2 years September 2018 USA Washington + 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 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.... [-]


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.... [-]


Master of Arts in Economic Sociology and Sociology of Finance

Goethe University Frankfurt
Campus Full time 4 semesters October 2018 Germany Frankfurt

The consecutive Master’s degree programme builds on a Bachelor course of studies in Sociology and offers a research-oriented education in the sociological analysis of the modern economy in its social and historical contexts. [+]

The consecutive Master’s degree programme builds on a Bachelor course of studies in Sociology and offers a research-oriented education in the sociological analysis of the modern economy in its social and historical contexts.

From a social sciences perspective, the social, cultural, institutional and political foundations and references to economic activity and economic processes are investigated. Central topic areas are markets, work, culture of the economy as well as the institutional embedding of transnational economic processes. Particular emphasis is given to the investigation of actors and processes on global financial markets. Frankfurt as Main, as one of the most important European locations for the global finance industry, and the Rhine-Main Region as a metropolitan region and logistics hub, are ideal starting points for analysis of socio-economic questions.... [-]


Master of Arts in Applied Sociology

William Paterson University of New Jersey
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 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, healthcare, insurance, marketing, and community and other nonprofit organizations. [+]

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, healthcare, insurance, marketing, and community and other nonprofit organizations.... [-]


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 in Sociology

Corvinus University of Budapest, Faculty of Social Sciences and International Relations
Campus Full time 4 semesters September 2018 Hungary Budapest

We are always eager to understand persistent social problems including globalization and migration, entrepreneurs and business elites, power relations between men and women, the implications of flexible work-life initiatives and childbearing, the social exclusion of ethnic minorities, drug and alcohol use by the youth. Understanding these issues requires a careful study of the social and economic institutions and the public policy context, as well as sound empirical research to provide convincing evidence. [+]

Your education will be more than just a Master’s Degree. You’ll quickly develop knowledge, skills, and experience that will make employers sit up and listen.

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

We are always eager to understand persistent social problems including globalization and migration, entrepreneurs and business elites, power relations between men and women, the implications of flexible work-life initiatives and childbearing, the social exclusion of ethnic minorities, drug and alcohol use by the youth. Understanding these issues requires a careful study of the social and economic institutions and the public policy context, as well as sound empirical research to provide convincing evidence.... [-]


Master of Arts in Sociology

Sam Houston State Unviersity
Online Full time 36 hours September 2018 USA Huntsville

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. [+]

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 ... [-]

Master of Arts in Digital Humanities and Societies

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

Digital humanities is a diverse and growing field of research and teaching that brings digital tools and computing methodologies to the study of humanities. This is particularly relevant in the Middle East, where some 60% of the population is under 25, making it one of the youngest populations in the world. Increasingly, Middle Eastern culture is being defined and driven by digital culture. [+]

Digital humanities is a diverse and growing field of research and teaching that brings digital tools and computing methodologies to the study of humanities. This is particularly relevant in the Middle East, where some 60% of the population is under 25, making it one of the youngest populations in the world. Increasingly, Middle Eastern culture is being defined and driven by digital culture.

Digital humanities can be defined as a diverse and growing field of research and teaching that brings digital tools and computing methodologies to the study of humanities. The new Master of Arts in Digital Humanities and Societies program allows students to study the Middle East’s digital culture from a scholarly and digital research perspective. Through the program, students are able to specialize as archival print scholars of Middle Eastern digital culture or as researchers trained to employ the powerful methodologies of the digital humanities to investigate practices, patterns, and trends of digital culture.... [-]


Master in Historical Sociology

Faculty of Humanities, Charles University
Campus Full time 2 years October 2018 Czech Republic Prague

The aim of the Historical Sociological research is the study of issues of long-term social processes and trends that have a significant impact on contemporary societies and phenomena. The M.A. Historical Sociology cultivates research activities and the education of experts with an emphasis on the specialisation of these processes. [+]

The aim of the Historical Sociological research is the study of issues of long-term social processes and trends that have a significant impact on contemporary societies and phenomena. The M.A. Historical Sociology cultivates research activities and the education of experts with an emphasis on the specialisation of these processes.

Above all, historical sociology deals with problems of modernisation and social change, globalisation trends and influences, integration and disintegration processes, the relationship of continuity and discontinuity, religious and cultural pluralism, linking the global to the local, the identification of the chances and risks of social development, the analysis of conflict situations and the possibility of overcoming them.... [-]


M.Des. in Digital Humanities

Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology
Campus Full time 2 years July 2018 India Bengaluru

As the scope of our design practices increasingly encompasses the digital, it is instructive and intellectually responsible to consider more deeply how technology has always shaped our understandings of the world. The discipline of the digital humanities explores how the questions posed in humanities scholarship are transformed and extended by the digital – both by means of tools and epistemologies. This unique MA seeks to enrich the scope of both design practice and the digital humanities by using critical methodologies and approaches to reciprocally reflect upon the other. By doing so, students will be able to adapt the modes of inquiry and methodologies embedded in humanities thinking to create both more contextually relevant and responsive technological applications and material objects. [+]

M.Des. in Digital Humanities

Students getting to grips with Arduino hardware

Vision

The vision of the course is to encourage potential researchers and practitioners to understand how technologies facilitate the creation, circulation, and reception of knowledge and information, and to explore and critique these concepts through modes of making

As the scope of our design practices increasingly encompasses the digital, it is instructive and intellectually responsible to consider more deeply how technology has always shaped our understandings of the world. The discipline of the digital humanities explores how the questions posed in humanities scholarship are transformed and extended by the digital – both by means of tools and epistemologies. This unique course seeks to enrich the scope of both design and the humanities by using critical methodologies and approaches to reciprocally reflect upon the other. By doing so, students will be able to adapt the modes of inquiry and methodologies embedded in humanities thinking to create both more contextually relevant and responsive technological applications and material objects.... [-]