Sociology, Corrections

Minnesota State University Mankato

12 months
427 USD/credit
427 USD/credit
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The Master of Science in Sociology: Corrections is designed for a person seeking a leadership role in the active critique and transformation of corrections practice


Course description

The graduate of this program will have a dedication to the application of the sociological perspective to correctional practice, a thorough understanding of the correctional system, a commitment to improving the system of justice, and the ability to facilitate and maintain the necessary processes for change. The graduate of this program is further expected to promote, within Corrections and to the community at large, a commitment to the principles of social justice, respect, tolerance, dignity and worth of all persons.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Seminar in Social Organization

  • Seminar in Social Psychology

  • Seminar in Sociological Research

  • Seminar in Sociological Theory

  • Program Evaluation

  • Leadership and Transformation in Corrections

  • Correctional Theory and Practice

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS or TOEFL needed


34 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
3 (required)
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
5.5 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
61 (required)
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

Students seeking admission to the Master of Science in Sociology Corrections program must meet the following requirements:

  • 18 semester credits of social and behavioral sciences including courses in sociology, criminology, penology, and research
  • methods or statistics (or their equivalent)
  • Three letters of recommendatiom Forms available from the Department ofSociology and Corrections
  • Curriculum Vitae or resume
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Writing Sample

Tuition Fee

  • International

    427 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 427 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    427 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 427 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.


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