Sociology, M.A. | Indiana University Bloomington | Bloomington, United States
12 months
32156 USD/year
30704 USD/year
10630 USD/year
Tuition fee
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We are a large, comprehensive department at the forefront of sociological research and teaching in virtually every disciplinary subfield. The Sociology program is offered at Indiana University Bloomington


We pride ourselves on the world-class, hands-on intellectual support and guidance we provide our graduate students not only across the fields and areas that constitute sociology, but also across the discipline’s full methodological spectrum. 

For many decades the Indiana University Department of Sociology has been ranked among the top graduate programs in the nation (according to the National Research Council and the US News & World Report).We have a tradition of close collaboration between faculty and students. If you look at recent issues of major sociology journals, you will see that many of our students have co-authored articles with faculty members, as well as amongst themselves.

At Indiana, students learn sociology not just through formal course work, but also through active participation in faculty research projects. Moreover, our graduate students are prepared well for careers in teaching as well as research. Most will work as teaching assistants for faculty members, as preparation for teaching their own undergraduate courses at IU.

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  • The Career Development Center (CDC) is your go-to resource if you aren’t yet part of a specific Indiana University Bloomington school. Our exploration process provides you with support and guidance each step of the way—from beginning to think about your future to launching your career.
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Programme Structure

Courses include

  • Sociological Research Practicum 
  • Fundamentals of Social Statistics
  • Social Organization
  • Social Psychology
  • Electives

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA


Other requirements

General requirements

15 hours in sociology with a 3.3 GPA overall (may be waived for students with a strong undergraduate record in another field)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    32156 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 32156 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    30704 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 30704 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    10630 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10630 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Bloomington

1071 - 1733 USD /month
Living costs

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