12 months
31798 USD/year
31798 USD/year
13380 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Department of Sociology from University of Tennessee Knoxville offers a master’s degree in Sociology with a focus on social justice intended for students planning to pursue a doctorate or law degree and for those wishing to apply sociology to a variety of professional fields. 


About this Degree

Students entering the program must take courses and write a thesis related to one of our four core fields: criminology, critical race & ethnic studies, environmental sociology, or political economy & globalization. 

The Sociology program from University of Tennessee Knoxville is focused on critical inquiry that examines social phenomenon through a lens of power. Upon successful completion of this program, students should have an understanding of important theoretical concepts and methodological approaches to the study of sociology.

Concentrations (Required) and Option Available

  • Criminology — Thesis
  • Critical Race and Ethnic Studies —​ Thesis
  • Environmental Sociology —​ Thesis
  • Political Economy and Globalization —​ Thesis

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Sociology and Social Justice

  • Pedagogy and Graduate Instruction

  • Sociological Theory

  • Research Methods in Sociology

  • Foundations of Criminology

  • Advanced Studies in Criminology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Overall undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher.
  • Three letters of recommendation.
  • Writing sample
  • Personal statement
  • Completion of the appropriate previous degree (baccalaureate, preferably with a major in one of the social sciences).
  • New students are typically admitted in fall semester only.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    31798 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 31798 USD for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    31798 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 31798 USD for the full programme during 12 months.
  • In-State

    13380 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13380 USD for the full programme during 12 months.

Living costs for Knoxville

885 - 1454 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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