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Applied Sociology

University of Massachusetts Boston

12 months
35980 USD/year
35980 USD/year
18432 USD/year
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The MA Program in Applied Sociology at the University of Massachusetts Boston is designed to help students understand the social forces that shape their world with practical training in research methods, statistics, and evaluation research. The program’s applied focus integrates research approaches and course work that emphasizes a wide range of faculty specializations.  

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Set in the vibrant city of Boston, students will find a community of scholars here at UMass Boston and the opportunity to work closely with faculty and each other studying the current sociological issues of our time. Graduate students regularly present at conferences, publish in academic journals and participate in grant funded research. The Fact Sheet provides more detailed information.   

We offer a master degree in Applied Sociology at the University of Massachusetts Boston. Our graduates are researchers, managers, instructors, policy analysts, and service providers in health care, social service and criminal justice agencies, and in corporate departments throughout the area and the country. Many have continued their advanced studies in PhD programs.


  • The study of Sociology, Social Psychology, or Criminology & Criminal Justice provides an excellent background for many careers. 
  • Our graduates pursue work or graduate study in human services, corrections, law, teaching, public health, business, urban planning, public relations, research, and media.
  • Click the following links to access information about possible career paths in Sociology and Criminology. Then ask your advisor to help you choose courses that support your interests.

Programme Structure

  • Many academic associations and professional organizations offer online career resources which may be of interest to students and emerging professionals. Searches of the groups’ websites may reveal professional development advice, open job postings, and conference information. 
  • Organizations related to our department’s majors include: American Sociological Association (especially the ASA’s Career Center page), American Society of Criminology, American Psychological Association, National Organization for Victim Assistance, American Correctional Association, American Parole and Probation Association, Discover Policing, and ASIS International.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

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30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • GPA
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Online Application and Fee
  • Official Transcripts
  • Test Scores
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Statement of Purpose

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    35980 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 17990 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • National

    35980 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 17990 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • In-State

    18432 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9216 USD per semester during 12 months.

Living costs for Boston

1560 - 3239 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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