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University of South Alabama

24 months
914 USD/credit 27420 USD/year
914 USD/credit 27420 USD/year
457 USD/credit 13710 USD/year
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The Sociology program at the University of South Alabama provides students with advanced training in sociological theory and social science research methods for enhanced understanding of several specialized subject areas of sociology.


In addition to working closely with sociology graduate faculty, students can collaborate with graduate faculty in anthropology and social work and can simultaneously pursue a graduate certificate in gerontology. Full-time graduate students can earn a master’s degree in sociology in four academic semesters. The Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Social Work also offers an accelerated bachelor's to master's degree in sociology. Students in the accelerated bachelor’s to master’s degree program can earn a master’s degree in sociology within one academic year after completing their undergraduate degree.

Program Experience

Students in the Sociology program at the University of South Alabama are involved in a variety of scholarly research projects and can gain valuable teaching-related experience. Students are also engaged in a number of community-based internships in and around Mobile with area partners such as the Veterans Health Administration, the University of South Alabama, the United States Probation Office, Feeding the Gulf Coast, and Via Health, Fitness, and Enrichment Center. No matter the academic experience, the Master of Arts Program in Sociology provides students with both scholarly and practical skills for continued graduate study or workforce readiness.

Careers in Sociology

Students who earn a master’s degree in sociology at USA are prepared for doctoral-level study or for careers in teaching, private industry, government, or community and social service.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Contemporary Sociological Theory
  • Research Design
  • Research Analysis

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


60 SCH


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Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Baccalaureate degree or coursework in a social science discipline from an accredited institution of higher education
  • A GPA of at least a 3.0 on all undergraduate work. In exceptional cases, applicants may be considered with at least a 2.5 GPA on all undergraduate work, or at least a 2.75 GPA on the last 60 hours of undergraduate work
  • Official academic transcripts from each college or university attended, even if the applicant did not earn credit at the institution
  • Submission of a statement of purpose—approximately two (2), single-spaced pages in length—that provides an intellectual autobiography of the applicant, an indication of the applicant's areas of specialized interest within sociology, and a description of the applicant's academic and career goals.
  • One (1) writing sample, preferably generated for evaluation in completed coursework toward the baccalaureate degree
  • Two (2) letters of recommendation

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    27420 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 914 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    27420 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 914 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • In-State

    13710 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 457 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for Mobile

801 - 1323 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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