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Sociology

Western Illinois University

12 months
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13830 USD/year
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About

Sociology at Western Illinois University is the systematic study of social behavior and human groups. It focuses on the influence of social relationships upon people's attitudes and behavior and on how societies are established and how they change.

Overview

The scope of Sociology is broad. Students of sociology at Western Illinois University study social groupings such as families, gangs, business firms, political parties, schools, religions, and work. Sociology students are also concerned with social issues such as poverty, conformity, discrimination, alienation, overpopulation, and community. Their common objective is to identify the underlying and recurring patterns of and influences on social behavior.

Possible Careers

  • Community college instructor
  • Social Services case worker
  • Survey research assistant

Why Choose Sociology at WIU?

The graduate program in sociology at Western is focused on preparing students for a multitude of possibilities. Students will be instructed on both qualitative and quantitative methods as well as both contemporary and classical theory. We have two options for graduate students to complete their degree: thesis and non-thesis. Students will be able to work closely on whichever degree completion program on which they prefer to work.

Programme Structure

  • The Master of Arts degree in sociology may be earned by satisfying the requirements of the thesis, general sociology (non‑thesis), or internship exit options. 
  • Regardless of exit option, a degree plan must be submitted and approved by the graduate committee before the thesis proposal, non-thesis paper, or internship report is presented. 
  • No more than three semester hours outside the department (six semester hours for Peace Corps Fellows), three semester hours for SOC 501, and six semester hours for 400-G level courses may be included on the degree plan.

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • National students - rolling admission

Language

English
IELTS admission requirements IELTS
6
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic
49
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TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT
73

Credits

30 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
2.75

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
6
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic
49
More about PTE Academic
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT
73

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants for admission to the School of Graduate Studies must hold a bachelor's degree from an institution that is accredited by the appropriate U.S. Department of Education regional institutional accrediting agency. 
  • Applicants usually apply for admission to a degree program simultaneously with admission to the School of Graduate Studies. 
  • If the applicant meets the minimum admission requirements of the School of Graduate Studies, a copy of the application materials is forwarded to the program of interest for consideration.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    13830 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13830 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    13830 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13830 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Macomb

1100 - 1500 USD /month
Living costs

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

Funding

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