12 months
25856 USD/year
33254 USD/year
10558 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Sociology from East Tennessee State University is primarily for students intending to continue graduate training leading to the Ph.D.; the applied sociology concentration is oriented toward students interested in gaining competency in applied social research skills relevant to a variety of private and public sector settings. 


At Sociology from East Tennessee State University we employ students on projects where they gain experience that helps them connect real world research experiences to their graduate school courses and explore careers in applied sociology.


Graduates of the department have obtained jobs such as federal probation officers, director of residential treatment centers, research analysts, survey research specialists, superintendent of a juvenile correction facility, community college faculty members, as well as a variety of positions with departments of human services in Tennessee and neighboring states.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Contemporary Social Theory 
  • Sociological Research 
  • Data Analysis 
  • Applied Skills
  • Supervised Internship
  • Internship Placement Report 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH



On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A 3.0 overall undergraduate grade point average on a 4.0 scale.
  • An undergraduate major or minor in sociology. In lieu of this requirement, students who majored and minored in related subjects (social work, psychology, criminal justice) and who complete at least three (3) courses in sociology may be admitted under the condition that they enroll in and complete, with at least a grade of “B”, two (2) upper-level undergraduate courses.
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation.
  • Unofficial transcripts may be submitted with your application. Official transcripts will be required upon acceptance to a Graduate program.
  • A statement about why you wish to pursue this degree.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    25856 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12928 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • National

    33254 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16627 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • In-State

    10558 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5279 USD per semester during 12 months.

Living costs for Johnson City

1017 - 1889 USD /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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