M.A. On Campus


University of Nevada, Reno

12 months
21006 USD/year
21006 USD/year
5352 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The M.A. in Sociology at University of Nevada, Reno provides rigorous training in advanced sociological theory and a range of quantitative and qualitative research methodologies


The Sociology program offered by University of Nevada, Reno examine the development of social classes, gender roles, racial prejudices, social analysis of politics, economic structure, the development of modern industrial society, religion, law and a variety of other issues relevant to the study of society and social structure. These topics are studied at two different levels: theoretical understanding of major social issues through critical analysis and practical application of research skills through training in statistics and research methods.

Graduates with M.A. in Sociology  from University of Nevada, Reno will be able to:

  • discuss the concepts and theories that allow the integration of knowledge attained in various subfields of sociology.
  • apply successfully to doctoral programs in sociology in any university in the United States or elsewhere.
  • find employment in their area of specialization in public or private settings (such as in government, a research institute, or a non-profit organization).
  • gain skills and experience in conducting original research.


 Graduates with M.A. degrees in sociology are prepared for a variety of careers in applied research or social services and for Ph.D.-level study of sociology or social psychology.

Programme Structure

Courses Include:

  • Intermediate Statistics
  • History of Social Thought
  • Contemporary Social Theory 
  • Research Methods in the Social Sciences
  • Third-World Societies 
  • Society and Health 
  • Sociology of Mental Health
  • Social Psychology of Education 
  • The Family 
  • Class, Race and Gender 
  • Collective Behavior and Mass Society
  • Advanced Design and Data Analysis 
  • Social Psychology and Culture 
  • Survey Research Methods

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30-34 alternative credits
  • Plan A: 30 
  • Plan B: 34


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree or recognized equivalent from a regionally accredited institution
  • Online application
  • Official transcripts from every institution attended for a complete history of your education
  • Resume or curriculum vitae
  • Statement of purpose
  • Three letters of recommendation

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    21006 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 21006 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    21006 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 21006 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    5352 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5352 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Reno

860 - 1230 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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