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Sociology, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months


Sociologists investigate basic human and social processes and change in an increasingly complex world. Sociological research addresses important and fascinating questions about many aspects of social life, ranging from the “micro-level” of everyday experience to the “macro-level” of cross-societal comparisons. Our faculty research strengths include the sociology of health and medicine, the sociology of age and the life course, social inequalities, and research methods. Our undergraduate program also offers concentrations in crime, law and justice; gender, work and family; health, medicine and aging; and social inequality.

Many sociology majors participate in field-based learning experiences, both through their classes and through their involvement in faculty research projects. The Department of Sociology encourages interaction between students and faculty by offering many opportunities for individualized study and research. Our department has a long history of combining academic excellence and leadership in research with a friendly, student-centered culture, for both graduate and undergraduate students.

Especially with the increase in diversity in our society, many employers look favorably on the breadth of knowledge and perspective provided by majoring in sociology. Our program prepares students for rigorous graduate and professional programs, whether in sociology or in such fields as medicine, law, public health, and social work, as well as for interesting jobs. Graduates of our program are working in positions in research institutions, medicine, private industry, and the public sector.


The university is chartered as an educational institution under the laws of the State of Ohio and holds a Certificate of Authorization from the Ohio Department of Higher Education.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Sociology
  • Critical Problems in Modern Society
  • Introduction to Gender Studies
  • Race and Ethnic Minorities in The United States
  • Dating, Marriage, and Family

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Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    27 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

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Academic Requirements

  • This programme accepts GRE® scores. However, it does not provide a recommended score range.

    The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

General Requirements

  • Statement of Objectives
  • Academic Transcripts
  • Documents in languages other than English must be accompanied by certified translations in English
  • 3 Letters of Recommendation
  • Application Fee: A non refundable application fee of $50 is required for each application submitted
  • Test Scores
  • Applicants must have a good academic record
  • Applicants will be expected to meet all of the undergraduate prerequisites for the proposed field of graduate study

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1827 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1827 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    1827 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1827 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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