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Sociology, M.A.

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University rank #801 (QS) , AL,
Sociology is the systematic study of human social life. The M.A. program includes seminars and training in research and professional development, and prepares students for future careers as professionals in the social sciences. 

About

Graduates have gone on to enter Ph.D. programs in sociology, to teach in community colleges and universities, and to work as researchers in both the private and public sectors.

Scope of the Program - The College of Liberal Arts offers a broad and comprehensive course of study including most areas of knowledge in the humanities, the fine and performing arts, mathematics, and the biological, physical, and social sciences.

Founded in 1848 with four professors, the College of Liberal Arts is the oldest and largest division of the university. Students seeking a general education may acquire intellectual and civic competence; lay the broad foundation needed for specialized training in law, medicine, theology, and other professional fields; and prepare themselves for advanced study, research, and teaching in the humanities, fine arts, mathematics, and sciences.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Statistics
  • Research Methods
  • Studies in Social Theory
  • Teaching Sociology
  • Professional Development I
  • Professional Development II
  • Collaborative Research Seminar
  • Internship
  • Thesis

                Detailed Programme Facts

                • Programme intensity Full-time
                • Languages
                  • English
                • Delivery mode
                  On Campus

                English Language Requirements

                • Minimum required score:

                  6

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                • Minimum required score:

                  79

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                • Minimum required score:

                  550

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                General Requirements

                • A completed paper or online application form. Applicants must note on their applications whether they are electing full-time or part-time status.
                • An official score from a standardized test: GMAT for programs in the School of Accountancy, GMAT or GRE for the School of Business Administration, and GRE (verbal and quantitative sections) for most other programs. Other materials may be required by specific departments.
                • Official transcripts from the institution conferring the baccalaureate degree and from all colleges and universities subsequently attended. Only transcripts mailed directly from the sending institution to the Graduate School are considered official.

                Tuition Fee

                • International

                  849 USD/credit
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                • National

                  849 USD/credit
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                • In-State

                  424 USD/credit
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                Living costs for Oxford

                • 850 - 1300 USD/month
                  Living Costs

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

                Funding

                The University of Mississippi has many scholarships that have been made available through the generous donations of alumni and friends of the university.  If you wish to be considered for scholarships, you must file a University of Mississippi Admission Application, and submit an online Special Programs & Scholarships Application . This application should be completed for the priority deadline of January 5th with a final deadline of February 15. Some scholarships may require separate applications, such as, Honor’s, Croft, School of Business, School of Engineering, and Pharmacy.

                Students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to be considered for any need-based awards.

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