Sociology, M.A. | Catholic University of America | Washington, D. C., United States
24 months
52190 USD/year
52190 USD/year
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Founded in the mid-1890s, the Department of Sociology is one of the oldest sociology schools in the United States. The MA program in Sociology from Catholic University of America offers students tools and knowledge to think systematically about society, and develops their analytical, research, and writing skills.


The Sociology program from Catholic University of America offers students opportunities to develop analytical and research competencies that are valuable for careers in public policy, business, criminal justice, government, or various other organizations and industries that rely on social research. Students interested in research and analysis can enhance their understanding with courses in statistics, programming, and advanced research methods.

What you'll study

The MA program is 30 credits and its curriculum is organized along five tracks or principal fields: (1) Crime and Justice Studies; (2) Global and Comparative Processes; (3) Public Policy Analysis; (4) Health, Society and Policy; and (5) Global Migration and Refugee Studies. 

Students may work with the faculty in their area of interest if it does not fit neatly into one of the standard tracks. In addition to core courses, students take 18 credits of elective courses, 3 of which can be satisfied by the thesis option. To fulfill the requirements for one of the tracks, students must take at least three courses within the track and pass these courses with a minimum grade of "B" or better. Majors who complete the course requirements for one or more tracks will be awarded a certificate of completion upon graduation.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Research Design and Methods
  • Social Statistics
  • Theories of Comparative Societies
  • Intermediate Social Statistics
  • Sociology of Crime
  • Public Policy and Healthcare

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Every International applicant needs to return a completed application.
  • Submit a $60 nonrefundable application fee. Payment must be in the form of a check or money order payable in U.S. currency to The Catholic University of America.
  • Demonstrate English language proficiency
  • Submit confirmation of financial support
  • Submit secondary school report with translated transcripts
  • Receive your admission packet with visa information
  • Secondary School Report
  • Official/Attested Copy of Transcripts

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    52190 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 26095 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • National

    52190 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 26095 USD per semester during 24 months.

Living costs for Washington, D. C.

1705 - 2975 USD /month
Living costs

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