12 months
1706 USD/credit 51180 USD/year
1706 USD/credit 51180 USD/year
768 USD/credit 23040 USD/year
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The Graduate Program in Sociology from University of Maryland is designed for students seeking a Ph.D. degree.


The M.A. in Sociology option from University of Maryland is available to students who either wish to obtain a master’s degree while continuing in the Ph.D. program, or who leave the program before finishing the PhD. Areas of emphasis in the Department include: demography; development; gender, work, and family; globalizing theory; military sociology; social psychology; and stratification.

Typically, about half the students finishing Ph.D. degrees in the Sociology Department work as faculty members at colleges and universities, and about half are working in research, administration, and consulting in federal, state, or private organizations. Our location in the Washington, D.C., area offers an unusual number of full-time research opportunities for our graduates.

Facilities and Special Resources

In addition to these programs, the department is closely involved with the following research centers: the Center for Research on Military Organization, the Maryland Population Research Center (MPRC), the Center for Innovation, and the Program for Society and the Environment. Collectively, these centers account for over five million dollars in annual research funding. The Department is also affiliated with an interdisciplinary Joint Program on Survey Methods (JPSM). The campus has excellent computer facilities and computer resources are available to faculty and graduate students.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Statistics for Sociological Research
  • Computer Methods for Sociologists
  • Development of Sociological Theory
  • Research Methodologies
  • Sociological Research Methods
  • Methods of Comparative and Historical Analysis
  • Contemporary Sociological Theory
  • Sociology of Knowledge
  • Theories of Social Psychology
  • Postmodern Theory
  • Critical Race Theory
  • Comparative Sociology
  • Population & Development
  • Sociology of Development
  • Theories of Globalization

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Statement of Purpose
  • Transcript(s)
  • TOEFL/IELTS/PTE (international graduate students)
  • Letters of Recommendation (2)
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE) (optional)
  • CV/Resume
  • Supplemental Application 
  • Writing Sample: Limited to 35 pages with references, tables, and figures. 
  • Description of Research/Work Experience (optional)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    51180 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1706 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    51180 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1706 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    23040 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 768 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for College Park

1676 - 2838 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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