The graduate program is designed to allow for a substantial degree of student choice. Students may choose a macro- or micro-based program of study and select from several areas for further specialization or experience.
These areas include, but are not restricted to, such concentrations as social research and computer applications; sociology of education; community and clinical sociology; law and society; criminology and deviance; and general sociology. Students are expected to select a major advisor who can best facilitate their specific interests in the program.
Finally, students may choose one of the following options to complete their program of graduate study: comprehensive exam, thematic project or thesis. Students with an interest in teaching and administrative applications of the degree are encouraged to complete via examination.
Those with research interests or who may wish to pursue advanced graduate study toward a doctoral degree are encouraged to opt for the thesis or thematic project options.
The California State University, Dominguez Hills Department of Sociology has an established record of success in graduate education. Many of the department’s graduates have found careers in research, teaching and a wide range of other fields. Special emphasis is placed on practical and policy-relevant research participation by graduate students in the Urban Community Research Center. Students are encouraged to take an active role in the department, the discipline and the wider community.
Students may apprentice in one or more of the many advanced forms of social scientific research, including evaluation research, social impact analyses, ethnographic field research, etc. Students who wish to pursue advanced study beyond the M.A. degree may elect to take additional work necessary to acquire the Graduate Certificate in Social Research.
- Demonstrate responsible ethnical and professional conduct related to sociological research and in professional life.
- Demonstrate advanced writing skills reflective of sociological styles (e.g. research papers, literature reviews, research proposal, or program evaluations) at the graduate level.
- Demonstrate skills designed to contribute to the development of their discipline or profession at the economic, social, and civic policy levels.
- Demonstrate an ability to perform independently, both intellectually and professionally, within sociology at a graduate level.
- Demonstrate an ability to express advanced ideas orally at a graduate level.
- Engage in research, scholarly or creative activity within sociology or make meaningful contributions to field of sociology at a graduate level.
- 12 months
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DisciplinesAnthropology Sociology View 604 other Masters in Sociology in United States
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- A Bachelor of Science/Arts Degree or equivalent from a fully accredited institution.
- At least a "B" average in the last 60 semester units attempted (excluding lower division and extension units).
International6336 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 6336 USD per year during 12 months.
National8379 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 8379 USD per year during 12 months.
Living costs for Carson
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