18 months
26644 USD/year
26644 USD/year
14902 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Master of Arts in Sociology at the University of Cincinnati is primarily designed for students for whom the master’s is the final degree, but it also serves students who are preparing for a doctoral program.


The department offers a few different MA options. Students admitted to the PhD program who do not already have an MA, will earn one along the way. Undergraduate students majoring in sociology at the University of Cincinnati can apply to the BA/MA (4+1) program, which will let them earn a Master's in Sociology with one additional year of study. The department also offers a terminal one-year Master’s in Sociology.

Career Prospects

Training and coursework reflects the department faculty’s interests in social inequality. More specifically, our faculty focus on community and urban sociology, health and medicine, race and ethnicity, and gender and sexuality.

The Sociology program at the University of Cincinnati meets the needs of the State of Ohio and the tri-state region by training students for research positions in firms, hospitals, and government agencies, and preparing master’s students for PhD study. The department is committed to diversity, and draws students from around the U.S. and internationally. The department has a reputation for a friendly, collegial atmosphere and has an excellent placement record of graduates into appropriate employment or PhD programs.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Social inequality
  • Community and urban
  • Health and medical
  • Race and ethnicity
  • Gender and family

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Transcripts from all undergraduate work 
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • A statement of purpose explaining why you have decided to pursue graduate education in sociology, and specifically addressing how your interests fit with those of department faculty 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    26644 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 26644 USD per year during 18 months.
  • National

    26644 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 26644 USD per year during 18 months.
  • In-State

    14902 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14902 USD per year during 18 months.

Living costs for Cincinnati

1000 - 1650 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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