M.A. On Campus


California State University Sacramento

12 months
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The Master of Arts Program in Sociology at the California State University Sacramento is designed to provide a broad academic foundation for a variety of professional opportunities and community needs such as survey research, evaluation research, social problems analysis, career interest in community organizations, and teaching.


The Sociology program at the California State University Sacramento offers small seminars and allows for close student-faculty contact. The program encourages students to seek internships and fieldwork, and participate in observation experience among the many government, voluntary, and private agencies in the Sacramento area. 


  • Students concentrate on theory and research methods as well as areas of specialization. Following coursework, students write a thesis based on original research.
  • Some graduates of the program enter Ph.D. programs at a variety of universities throughout the United States and others are employed in many state, local, and city government agencies and private businesses doing evaluation research, systems analysis, social problems analysis, and social impact assessment.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Orientation to Graduate Studies in Sociology
  • Thesis Prospectus/Project Preparation Seminar
  • Research Methods
  • Data Analysis
  • Social Psychology
  • Seminar: Sociological Theory

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • a baccalaureate degree;
  • a minimum 3.0 GPA in the last 60 units attempted;
  • satisfactory completion of a minimum of 18 units of undergraduate work in Sociology, including one course each in theory, statistics, and methodology, with a minimum 3.0 GPA;
  • two letters of recommendation from faculty members in Sociology who know the applicant well enough to assess his/her potential for graduate study.

Tuition Fee

Living costs for Sacramento

1190 - 1765 USD /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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