M.Sc. On Campus

Applied Sociology

Texas State University

12 months
765 USD/credit 28305 USD/year
765 USD/credit 28305 USD/year
357 USD/credit 13209 USD/year
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Students in the Applied Sociology degree from Texas State University learn to think critically about social groups, society, and institutions, and how to conduct quantitative and qualitative research.


The mission of the Applied Sociology degree from Texas State University is to provide students with an advanced understanding of sociological theory, methods, and principles that can be applied in public and private agencies and nonprofit organizations. The Department of Sociology prepares graduates to become informed citizens, scholars, researchers, and leaders in their communities at the local, state, and national levels. The department provides an environment conducive to intellectual exchange characterized by innovative and outstanding:

  • teaching and curricula
  • service to students and community
  • scholarship and research
  • sociological practice
  • commitment to multiculturalism and diversity

Career Options

Sociologists embark on various career paths growing in number and significance within the fields of research, advocacy, and teaching. Graduates will find positions in corporations, human resources, academia, state agencies, and nonprofit organizations such as:

  • survey or market researchers
  • program evaluators
  • evaluation researchers
  • policy analysts
  • grant writers

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Proseminar in Sociology
  • Sociological Theory Seminar
  • Advanced Statistics for the Social Sciences
  • Seminar in Quantitative Research Methods
  • Seminar in Qualitative Research Methods
  • Seminar in Deviation and Social Problems
  • Seminar in Advanced Data Applications
  • Seminar in Social Psychology
  • Seminar in Demography

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


37 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • completed online application
  • $55 nonrefundable application fee OR
  • $90 nonrefundable application fee for applications with international credentials
  • baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited university
  • a copy of an official transcript from each institution where course credit was granted
  • minimum 3.0 GPA in your last 60 hours of undergraduate course work (plus any completed graduate courses)
  • background course work in sociological theory, statistics, SPSS, and social research. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    28305 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 765 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    28305 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 765 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    13209 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 357 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for San Marcos

921 - 1707 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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