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Applied Sociology

William Paterson University of New Jersey

12 months
1157 USD/credit 38181 USD/year
1157 USD/credit 38181 USD/year
742 USD/credit 24486 USD/year
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The Department of Sociology offers degrees in sociology at the BA and MA level, and in criminology and criminal justice (CCJ) at the BA level. The Applied Sociology program is offered by William Paterson University of New Jersey.


Students interested in pursuing careers in social work major in sociology with a concentration in social services. In their senior year, CCJ majors and sociology majors concentrating in social services complete internships in their respective fields.

The MA degree in Applied Sociology is a practical program of studies for individuals in the private and public sectors who want to fast forward their careers. The program was developed with input from administrators from corporate and nonprofit settings who do the hiring and promoting. The program fosters qualities and skills that employers seek in master's degree students, especially an understanding of diverse cultures and intercultural communication with an ability to utilize data analysis to conduct assessments and program evaluations.

Our Mission

William Paterson University of New Jersey is a public institution that offers an outstanding and affordable education to a diverse traditional and nontraditional student body through baccalaureate, graduate and continuing education programs. 

The University's distinguished teachers, scholars and professionals actively challenge students to high levels of intellectual and professional accomplishment and personal growth in preparation for careers, advanced studies and productive citizenship.  Faculty and staff use innovative approaches to research, learning and student support to expand students’ awareness of what they can accomplish.  

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Applied Social Statistics
  • Applied Sociological Theory
  • Professional Internship
  • Quantitative Methods
  • Qualitative Methods

For more information please visit the program website.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

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33 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®
150 (verbal)
GMAT admission requirements GMAT

Other requirements

General requirements

Applicants for admission to a master’s degree program must have completed an undergraduate degree program at an accredited institution of higher learning in the United States or abroad. Foreign applicants must hold a degree considered equivalent to a U.S. bachelor’s degree.

  • All transcripts and degree certificates/ diplomas must be written in the original language of instruction.
  • Official transcripts must show all courses and subjects taken and all grades (marks) received.
  • A course-by-course evaluation of all foreign education credentials is required for most countries and should be forwarded to William Paterson University.
  • Diploma Supplements must accompany transcripts from institutions from countries that are part of the Bologna Accord.
  • A vocational track is not appropriate preparation for graduate admission.
  • Additional requirements are determined by individual graduate programs.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    38181 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1157 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    38181 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1157 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    24486 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 742 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Passaic

1226 - 3019 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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