12 months
12948 USD/year
12948 USD/year
6996 USD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


The M.A. in Sociology at Ohio University seeks to train students for advanced graduate training or employment in a variety of applied settings. The department maintains a strong emphasis in the theories and methods of the discipline while maintaining strengths in the areas of criminology/deviance, gender studies, and inequality.


  • A variety of opportunities exist for M.A. in Sociology at Ohio University students to obtain training and experience both inside and outside the classroom. Sociology faculty members are actively engaged in research and publication, provide leadership in regional and national professional associations, and have received numerous awards for teaching excellence. 
  • Students are encouraged to apprentice with faculty members on research projects, teaching internships, and related professional experiences. Students also may choose to work at various institutes and centers in the university or to participate in an interdisciplinary program such as international and area studies, women's studies, and environmental studies.

Opportunities upon Graduation

  • After completing the M.A. in Sociology at Ohio University, many students successfully pursue doctoral or law degrees, teach at two-year colleges, or find employment in various government and private agencies. Students who complete the master's degree in Sociology have pursued advanced graduate training in social science disciplines and other professional programs. Others have found employment in applied settings in research, professional service in non-profit agencies, management in private and public entities, public policy work, and teaching in two-year institutions.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Media and Society
  • Contemporary Social Movements
  • Society and Individual
  • Group Processes
  • Comparative Studies of Family
  • The American Family System

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is recommended but not required. These scores are one component of a larger evaluation of an application and offer additional information in the overall assessment.
  • A completed online application for admission
  • Written statement: Please attach to the online application a written statement describing areas of interest and reasons for wanting to study sociology.
  • Writing sample: Please attach to the online application a writing sample such as a term paper.
  • Letters of reference: Submit with application letters of reference from three persons qualified to evaluate capability for graduate study in sociology. At least two letters should come from college instructors.
  • English Proficiency.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    12948 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6474 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • National

    12948 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6474 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • In-State

    6996 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3498 USD per semester during 12 months.

Living costs for Athens

1079 - 1780 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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