M.A. On Campus


California State University, Dominguez Hills

12 months
6336 USD/year
8379 USD/year
Tuition fee
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California State University, Dominguez Hills  offers an established graduate program leading to the Master of Arts in Sociology.  The program is designed to provide all students with a strong foundation in sociological theory and research methodology. 


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.

Programme Structure

Learning outcomes

  • 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.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • 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).

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    6336 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6336 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    8379 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8379 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Carson

1100 - 1600 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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