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Sociology, M.A.

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University rank #201 (ARWU) Houston, TX, United States
Sociology is the scientific study of society, patterns of social relationships, social interaction, and culture of everyday life. It is a social science that uses various methods of empirical investigation and critical analysis to develop a body of knowledge about social order, acceptance, and change or social evolution.

Overview

The Department of Sociology at the University of Houston offers an MA in sociology with graduate training directed towards professional career success in both academic and non-academic fields. The Sociology department offers both a thesis track and an applied internship track for the Master’s degree.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Research and Writing in the Social Sciences
  • Sem-Sociological Theory
  • Social Statistics

Detailed Programme Facts

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

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    79

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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).

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).

  • This programme accepts GRE® scores. However, it does not provide a recommended score range.

    The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

General Requirements

  • All applicants should have a 3.00 grade point average (A=4.00) on the most recent 60 term hours of undergraduate coursework (In some cases, graduate coursework hours can also be used in this calculation).
  • Applicants must provide a Graduate Record Examination (GRE) score that is not more than 5 years old. An applicant is most competitive with a combined Verbal and Quantitative score of 302 or higher.
  • In addition to the GRE, international students must also provide a TOEFL or IELTS score that is no more than 5 years old. The TOEFL score must be 79 or higher and the combined IELTS must be 6.5 or higher. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    911 USD/credit
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  • National

    389 USD/credit
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  • National: $389.93/SCH
  • International: $911.93/SCH

Living costs for Houston

  • 1067 - 1950 USD/month
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