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Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, MA Sociology

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
, KY,
The Master of Arts in Sociology allows for concentration in four areas: general sociology; criminology; chemical dependency; and interdisciplinary social sciences and. All concentrations require basic courses in theory and research methods and provides students with broad critical and analytical skills that can be applied on the individual, organizational and societal levels. 

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In addition to these concentrations, the department participates in a cooperative Master of Social Work degree with the University of Kentucky. All of the program courses are offered on the Morehead State University campus and results in a Master of Social Work degree from the University of Kentucky.

Program competencies

  • Students will demonstrate an understanding of social science theories and related debates.
  • Students will develop competencies in applying social science knowledge.
  • Students will demonstrate interdisciplinary skills including evaluation of perspectives, critical thinking, and conducting original research.

Programme Structure

Courses include
  • Proseminar
  • Quantitative Research for the Social Sciences
  • Globalization
  • Social Thought and Theory
  • Qualitative Research Methods
  • Other electives
  • Thesis

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You need the following TOEFL®PBT score:

  • Minimum required score:

    525

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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Before starting a programme, you need to have a basic knowledge of the English language.

Find English courses on Preparation Courses Portal.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

A minimum GPA of 3.0 in all sociology or related social science courses.Undergraduate GPA of 2.75 or higher is required.

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

Admission to graduate study is granted to students who meet the academic requirements and who hold a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education.

Applicants with a degree in sociology or other related social sciences are preferable, however not required. Students with a minor in sociology or related social sciences are also encouraged to apply. In the event that an applicant's undergraduate field of study is deemed unrelated, additional undergraduate courses in sociology or social sciences may be required to insure student success in the program.

Submission of a two-page typewritten statement of educational and career goals relative to the program.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    579 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 579 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    579 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 579 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • In-State

    579 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 579 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Morehead

  • 900 - 1400 USD/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

At MSU we offer a variety of institutional, foundation-funded, and departmental scholarships. Our merit-based institutional scholarship program encourages some of the best and brightest students to become Eagles. Students are automatically considered for institutional scholarships based on their admissions application. Our MSU Foundation awards nearly 600 annual student scholarships, valued at approximately $800,000. These are made possible through generous donations of MSU donors and alumni. Students can apply for MSU Foundation scholarships by using the online scholarship application

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