12 months
728 USD/credit 26936 USD/year
728 USD/credit 26936 USD/year
320 USD/credit 11840 USD/year
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The Master of Arts in Sociology at Sam Houston State University is designed to provide students with advanced and up-dated instruction in quantitative and qualitative techniques of sociological research, statistics, and theory.


Key facts

Sociology students at Sam Houston State University will develop the advanced professional skills necessary to analyze social issues in applied settings. These skills include research grant writing, program evaluation, impact assessment, and community-based research. Students pursuing the MA in Sociology may specialize in Environment & Social Change & Development, Stratification, Culture & Institutions, or Applied Sociology.


The Specialists degree in School Psychology is approved by the National Association of School Psychologists to ensure high quality school psychology training and services.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Social Statistics
  • Seminar in Sociological Research
  • Seminar in Sociological Theory
  • Thesis Practicum (Professional Paper)
  • Thesis
  • Applied Research Methods
  • Techniques of Research Proposal Writing in the Social Sciences
  • Social Impact Assessment and Program Evaluation
  • Qualitative Research Methods
  • Sociology of Community
  • Seminar in Environmental Sociology
  • Seminar in Medical Sociology
  • Seminar in Race and Ethnic Studies
  • Seminar in Social Inequality
  • Gender and Society

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


37 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Graduate Application: The Graduate Application is an institutional application required by SHSU. Students must provide biographical and educational information and information relevant to determining State of Texas residency.
  • Application fee: An application fee is required for all applications to graduate programs at SHSU.
  • Transcripts documenting all prior degrees.*
  • Letter of intent
  • Two letters of recommendation that discuss the applicant’s suitability for graduate study.
  • Writing sample to highlight the applicant’s ability to think critically, apply a sociological perspective, and clearly communicate original ideas in writing.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    26936 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 728 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    26936 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 728 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    11840 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 320 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Huntsville

964 - 1786 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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