12 months
17982 USD/year
17982 USD/year
9648 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Master of Arts degree in Sociology from Kent State University is designed to prepare students for doctoral study in sociology and for careers in a variety of professions and industries, including, but not limited to, government, research companies and non-profit organizations.

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Learning Outcomes

Graduates of this Sociology program from Kent State University will be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of professional and ethical issues and duties in the discipline of sociology.
  • Demonstrate a practical understanding of early/classical sociological theory by using it to better understand social phenomena and human behavior; and develop new theoretical arguments and pose and attempt to answer research questions.
  • Demonstrate a practical understanding of research methods in sociology.
  • Demonstrate a practical understanding of multivariate statistics in application to social research.
  • Demonstrate the ability to carry out original research through the successful completion of a thesis project.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Professional and Ethical Issues in Sociology
  • Early Sociological Theory
  • Thesis 
  • Quantitative Methods in Sociology
  • Multivariate Techniques in Sociology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

For timely consideration of the application, it is recommended applicants submit a complete application at least one month before the start of the semester.


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30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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GRE admission requirements GRE®

English requirements

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  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university1 for unconditional admission
  • Minimum 3.000 GPA on a 4.000 point scale for unconditional admission
  • Official transcripts(s)
  • GRE scores (taken within the last five years)
  • Goal statement (1-2 pages), describing current academic interests, research interests, long-range career goals and how admission to the Department of Sociology at Kent State University will facilitate the achievement of these goals
  • Three letters of recommendation from current/former professors who can adequately evaluate the applicant's past work and potential
  • English language proficiency

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    17982 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 17982 USD for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    17982 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 17982 USD for the full programme during 12 months.
  • In-State

    9648 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9648 USD for the full programme during 12 months.

Living costs for Kent

1036 - 1710 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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