Sociology, M.Sc. | The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley | Texas City, United States
12 months
15676 USD/year
15676 USD/year
8332 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The mission of the Master of Science (MS) in Sociology program from The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley is to prepare students who complete the program with the knowledge and the technical expertise to be effective specialists, analysts and administrators in a variety of social settings.


Candidates for the master’s degree may choose a general sociology emphasis, an emphasis on inequality and poverty (including Mexican-American society and border and inter-American issues), an emphasis on health and aging (including such topics as health care research and analysis, health care systems, research methods).

Key Features 

  • The Sociology program at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley offers a curriculum that has strong emphasis on methods, statistics, and theory.
  • In order to accomplish this mission, the department pursues excellence in teaching, research, and professional service; and provides graduate students with research and teaching experience.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Statistics
  • Social Theory
  • Research Methods
  • Research Capstone
  • Social Change
  • Special Topics
  • Contemporary Issues
  • Sociology of Sports

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Rolling admission for national students.


36 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution in the United States or a recognized international equivalent in a similar or related field.
  • Undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0.
  • Official transcripts from each institution attended (must be submitted directly to UTRGV).
  • Personal  statement  detailing  professional  goals  and  reasons  for pursuing the graduate degree.
  • Two  letters  of  recommendation  from  professional  or  academic sources.
  • GRE General Test. GRE test scores are valid for 5 years. A waiver of the GRE requirement will be granted to applicants who show proof of completing a graduate degree (master’s or doctoral).

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15676 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7838 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • National

    15676 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7838 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • In-State

    8332 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4166 USD per semester during 12 months.

Living costs for Texas City

882 - 1634 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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