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Sociology and Criminology

University of North Carolina Wilmington

24 months
18548 USD/year
18548 USD/year
4720 USD/year
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The Sociology and Criminology program from University of North Carolina Wilmington is designed for students who combine a passion for public service with the desire to develop the skills necessary to address contemporary social problems and issues. 


Master’s Program Student Learning Outcomes

Students graduating with a Sociology and Criminology degree from University of North Carolina Wilmington will be able to:

  • Students will apply theory to the analysis of substantive topics.
  • Students will use research methods to address formal questions or hypotheses.
  • Students will present a clear and well-written analysis of a criminological or sociological issue.
  • Students will communicate in oral form at a scholarly and professional level


Graduates of our program have moved on to careers as evaluators, researchers, planners, managers, advisors, program directors, and policymakers as well as PhD programs in Sociology & Criminology.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Social Research Methods
  • Evaluation, Methods, and Policy
  • Sociological Theory 
  • Data Analysis
  • Pro Seminar
  • Qualitative Data Analysis
  • Community-Based Participatory Research Methods
  • Teaching in Higher Education
  • Advanced Victimology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

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34 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • An application for graduate admission.
  • Official transcripts of all college work (undergraduate and graduate).
  • Official scores on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE). Scores more than five years old will not be accepted.
  • Three recommendations by individuals in professionally relevant fields; at least two must be from academics.
  • A writing sample in the form of a cover letter or statement of interest explaining how the MA in Sociology and Criminology may assist the candidate in meeting her or his personal goals.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    18548 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 18548 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    18548 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 18548 USD per year during 24 months.
  • In-State

    4720 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 4720 USD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Wilmington

900 - 1400 USD /month
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The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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