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.
- 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
- 12 months
Start dates & application deadlines
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DisciplinesAnthropology Sociology View 651 other Masters in Sociology in United States
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- Statement of Purpose
- TOEFL/IELTS/PTE (international graduate students)
- Letters of Recommendation (2)
- Graduate Record Examination (GRE) (optional)
- Supplemental Application
- Writing Sample: Limited to 35 pages with references, tables, and figures.
- Description of Research/Work Experience (optional)
International51180 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 1706 USD per credit during 12 months.
National51180 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 1706 USD per credit during 12 months.
In-State23040 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 768 USD per credit during 12 months.
Living costs for College Park
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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