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Sociology - Applied, M.A.

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As experts in the study of society, sociologists help communities, agencies, government organizations, and businesses solve problems. You can become one of these problem-solvers by earning your Master of Sociology degree here at UNC. 

About

You'll find opportunities for internships out in the community, as well as research funding and teaching assistantships, which include tuition assistance and a semester stipend. There are additional opportunities for paid work guided by top faculty in our on-campus Social Research Lab.

This program requires 30 credits spanning over at least four semesters. Because of the broad-based nature of our program and the close supervision of graduate faculty, you'll have the freedom to decide where to specialize. You can choose between thesis and non-thesis options. If you are planning to advance their employment opportunities by completing our MA degree, we have an applied emphasis which culminates in a professional research report based on an internship experience in the community. If you are interested in pursuing further graduate education or PhD programs after completing our MA degree, we offer a thesis emphasis which culminates with a research project and traditional graduate thesis outcome.’

Programme Structure

  • Applied Social Theory
  • Special Topics in Inequality
  • Applied Social Research
  • Research Internship
  • Social Statistics
  • Qualitative Methods

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
  • Credits
    30 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    80

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

  • This programme accepts GRE® scores and has provided a recommended score range.

    Recommended Verbal Reasoning score:

    146

    Recommended Quantitative Reasoning score:

    140

    Recommended Analytical Writing score:

    3.5

    The recommended range represents scores typically accepted at this institution. Scores outside the range may still be considered.

    The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

  • A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or University or a comparable degree from a foreign
  • A grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 Scale on the most recent 60 credit hours completed.
  • If applicable, take a standardized test: GRE, GMAT or MCAT, DAT, OAT, PCAT

Minimum GRE Score:

  • 140 Quantitative
  • 146 Verbal Reasoning
  • Combined score of at least 297
  • Analytic Writing 3.5

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    1042 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
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  • National Applies to you

    490 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
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Living costs for Greeley

  • 950 - 1350 USD/month
    Living Costs

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