M.A. On Campus


University of New Orleans

12 months
962 USD/credit 34632 USD/year
962 USD/credit 34632 USD/year
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The Department of Sociology at the University of New Orleans offers a Master of Arts degree that provides advanced training for students and serves the employment needs of the larger New Orleans community. 


The dual mission of the program prepares students to pursue doctoral work in Sociology and/or assists students in furthering their career goals through developing and upgrading their research and analytical skills. 

Key Features 

  • The department at the University of New Orleans offers a comprehensive program in Sociology with a special concentration in the Sociology of Gender and the Sociology of Environment/Disaster. 
  • Students may pursue the degree part-time and the department regularly schedules required courses in the evening. New graduate students are admitted either in Fall, Spring, or Summer semesters.

Programme Structure

  • The Thesis Option (30 hours total): In addition to completing 30 hours of required coursework, those who pursue the thesis option also design, conduct, and write an M.A. thesis under the guidance of a faculty advisor and two additional faculty, at least two of whom must be selected from the graduate faculty of the University of New Orleans Sociology Department.
  • The Non-Thesis Option (36 hours total): Non-thesis students must complete a total of 36 hours for the M.A. degree. In addition to completing the courses required of all M.A. students, those who pursue the non-thesis option must complete Sociology 6788, Qualitative Methods, offered in Spring semesters only. Non-thesis

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  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


36 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution in the U.S. or a 4-year degree equivalent from a recognized institution of higher learning abroad.
  • Applicants enrolled in the final year of a bachelor's degree or international equivalent will be considered for conditional admission.
  • 3.0 grade point average (GPA) on a 4-point scale for all graduate coursework
  • Graduate Record Exam (GRE)
  • Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    34632 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 962 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    34632 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 962 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for New Orleans

1125 - 2151 USD /month
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The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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