University of Arkansas

24 months
28042 USD/year
28042 USD/year
10336 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The M.A. in Sociology at University of Arkansas prepares students for future doctoral work in the best doctoral programs in sociology, and related disciplines, especially criminology. 

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The Sociology program offered by University of Arkansas provides students two tracks: General Sociology and Criminology.

Our graduates have continued in doctoral programs at Duke University, the University of Maryland, University of Minnesota, University of Wisconsin at Madison, Florida State University, University of Pennsylvania, University of Oregon, among others. 

Our students also continue their post MA education in the interdisciplinary Public Policy Ph.D. program at the University of Arkansas and professional programs, such as law.


Our graduates find employment as research specialists working for government and various NGOs, both in the United States and abroad. Many of our graduates work in the criminal justice system, community organizations, or teach at the community colleges, among many others.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Problems in Sociology
  • Applied Data Analysis
  • Public Policy, Children and Families
  • The Community
  • Sociological Perspective on Social Psychology
  • Theories of Deviance
  • Classical Social Theory
  • Contemporary Social Theory
  • Research in Criminology
  • Victimization
  • Social Control
  • White Collar Crime
  • Crime and Commuity
  • Environmental Sociology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS or TOEFL needed


32 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
3 (required)
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
79 (required)
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.
58 (required)

Other requirements

General requirements

  • You must have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution of higher education, with a grade point average of 3.0 on the last 60 credit hours of academic coursework OR a 3.0 cumulative grade average. 
  • At least two (preferably three) letters of recommendation from people who can judge the applicant's academic potential as a graduate student.
  • A sample of written academic work (i.e., a research paper).
  • One page statement in which the applicant discusses the educational objectives sought to accomplish by entering our graduate program.
  • Recent GRE score.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    28042 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 28042 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    28042 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 28042 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    10336 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10336 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.


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