Sociology, M.A. | Arkansas State University | Jonesboro, United States
12 months
15194 USD/year
15194 USD/year
8546 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Sociology program at Arkansas State University is offered by the Department of Criminology, Sociology, and Geography at the College of Liberal Arts & Communication.


Program Description

The Sociology program at Arkansas State University is designed to prepare students for entry into Ph.D. programs and provides skills and training necessary for employment as professional sociologists and in other related occupations.

Some M.A. recipients go directly into teaching at the community college or high school level. Others enter the corporate, non-profit, and government worlds as directors of research, policy analysts, consultants, human resource managers, and program managers. Some may become program directors in social service agencies. Some outstanding students go on to doctoral programs after earning the M.A. degree.

We are looking for students who are curious about the social world, academically dedicated, and committed to the examination of society.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Contemporary Sociological Theory
  • Methods of Social Research
  • Advanced Data Analysis
  • Seminar in Race, Gender and Class
  • World Population and Society
  • Perspectives in Death and Dying

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Priority deadlines for admission and for consideration for graduate assistantship are May 1 (for Summer or Fall admission); November 1 (for Spring admission).


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A minimum cumulative undergraduate grade point average of 3.00, or a minimum of 3.0 for the last 60 hours of undergraduate course work completed.
  • A minimum of eighteen (18) undergraduate hours in Sociology.
  • An overall minimum GPA of 3.00 in undergraduate Sociology courses.
  • A minimum grade of B in the following undergraduate courses, or their recognized equivalents: Introduction to Sociology, Social Statistics, Methods of Social Research, Social Theory
  • Application fee ($30 for U.S. applicants/$40 for International applicants)
  • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended since leaving high school
  • All students are required to present written documentation of measles, mumps and rubella immunization
  • If you have completed any previous graduate/master’s degree courses, you must have an overall graduate level Grade Point Average of at least a 3.0/4.0
  • English proficiency scores

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15194 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7597 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • National

    15194 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7597 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • In-State

    8546 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4273 USD per semester during 12 months.

Living costs for Jonesboro

770 - 1180 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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