The Applied Sociology program's applied focus integrates research approaches and course work that emphasizes a wide range of faculty specializations.
Applied MA Requirement Overview:
- Core courses that provide a foundation in the theories and methods used by applied sociologists including foundations of applied sociology; applied sociological theory; social policy analysis; social problems; complex organizations; and research methods.
- Elective courses to substantive expertise in areas such as criminology, the sociology of law, urban sociology, medical sociology, race, gender, or immigration.
- Complete an internship and/or coursework in the teaching of sociology.
- Capstone requirement: Masters Thesis, research paper or comprehensive exam.
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- Foundations of Applied Sociology
- Classical Sociological Theory
- Meth Of Research
- Teaching Sociology: Theory & Practice
- Field Work
- Thesis Research in Applied Sociology
- 12 months
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- BA/BS in sociology, 3.0 GPA minimum.
- If not a sociology major, at least 18 credits in undergraduate sociology or another social science field (i.e. psychology, anthropology) related to program objectives.
- Successful completion of undergraduate coursework in sociological theory (in addition to Intro to Sociology), research methodology, and statistics.
- A personal statement [1,200 words] on academic and career interests in applied sociology, including the applicant's desired area of specialization.
- An academic writing sample from a course in sociology or a related field.
- Three letters of recommendation (one must be faculty member) from individuals acquainted with the applicant's interests who are qualified to evaluate one's potential for sustained graduate study in applied sociology.
- International Students: Applicants from countries where English is not the primary language are required to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).
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