Social Research, M.Sc. | The City University of New York | New York City, United States
24 months
25650 USD/year
25650 USD/year
11090 USD/year
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The Department of Sociology offers an intensive program in Social Research leading to the master of science degree from The City University of New York.


The Social Research program at The City University of New York is designed for individuals who wish to pursue a career in applied social research and related areas, as well as for those who wish to upgrade their research skills. All courses are scheduled in the evening.  

What you'll learn

The program offers four broad areas of research application: market research and consumer behavior; media research and analysis; research in international development; and research and policy analysis in the public and nonprofit sector. Students may focus on one of the program’s areas of specialization or, with faculty guidance, develop a customized course of study if a student is interested in an area of research other than those given above. 

Career opportunities

Graduates are prepared for professional research positions in business corporations, organizations involved with international development, government agencies and non-profit organizations. 

Students train for careers in research through a combination of course work, research in their areas of specialization, and a supervised internship in a professional research setting. By carrying out a research project during the internship outside the university setting, students gain firsthand experience in the conduct of applied research and familiarity with practical problems in their field of interest. 

Frequently, agencies and companies providing internships appoint former interns to full-time positions after graduation. Internship sites have included such companies and organizations as Community Service Society; CBS; Children’s Television Workshop; numerous state and city agencies; Warnako Corp.; Time-Warner, Inc.; Lou Harris Interactive; Nielsen Corp. and the United Nations. Students who are already working in research positions may use on-the-job projects as the basis of an internship, with permission of the program director.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Statistics I
  • Quantitative Research Methods
  • Contemporary Sociological Theory
  • Workshop in Using Information Technology for Research
  • Seminar in Applied and Evaluation Research
  • Applied Research Seminar

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months
  • Part-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • All applicants must have successfully completed at least 3 credits in statistics at either the undergraduate or the graduate level. Three credits in research methods and a background in sociology or other social science are desirable but not required. 

  • General admission requirements for arts and sciences graduate programs apply, including a minimum grade point average of 3.0 and the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) or the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT). 

  • Applicants who do not meet these requirements in full may apply and request special permission to enter after a mandatory personal interview.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    25650 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 25650 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    25650 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 25650 USD per year during 24 months.
  • In-State

    11090 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11090 USD per year during 24 months.

Part time

  • Resident:  $470 per credit
  • Non-resident:  $855 per credit

Living costs for New York City

1819 - 3968 USD /month
Living costs

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