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About

The Sociology at The University of Iowa is awarded by the Graduate College. Instruction is offered through the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. The MA is offered with or without a thesis.

Overview

About Sociology at The University of Iowa

Graduate study in sociology focuses on the Doctor of Philosophy. Students are awarded the M.A. as they fulfill requirements for the Ph.D. degree.

The graduate program in the Department of Sociology and Criminology develops professionals who are qualified to conduct original research in the field of sociology and serve the discipline and larger community through teaching and/or other applications of sociological and criminological knowledge.

To develop the expertise to conduct original research in sociology and criminology that is publishable in scholarly outlets.

Careers

In addition to preparing students for careers in social service, criminal justice, and other areas, the sociology major offers an integrated package of courses, research training, writing enhancement, international perspective, and internships to provide graduates with impressive credentials. The degree also prepares students for further graduate or professional study in areas such as social work, urban and regional planning, law, criminal justice, and social policy. Teaching positions in colleges or universities and research positions in academic, private, and governmental organizations often require advanced degrees in sociology.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • History of Sociological Theory
  • Research Design and Methods
  • Sociological Data Analysis
  • Linear Models in Sociological Research
  • Sociology

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

30 SCH

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
3

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A U.S. bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university, or an equivalent degree from another country as determined by the Office of Admissions.
  • A minimum grade-point average (GPA) of 3.00, or the foreign equivalent as determined by the Office of Admissions.
  • English Proficiency Requirements
  • You must first submit the online application to the Graduate College and pay the $60 application fee by credit card ($100 for international applicants)
  • A Department of Sociology Application Statement
  • Application for Graduate Awards
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • A set of your unofficial academic records/transcripts uploaded on your Admissions Profile
  • Your official GRE scores from Educational Testing Service 
  • Once recommended for admission, international students must send a Financial Statement

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    29739 USD/year
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  • National

    31012 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 31012 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    12065 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 12065 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Iowa City

1187 - 1841 USD /month
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Funding

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