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Sociology, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
University rank #601 (QS) , NM,
The Sociology department at The University of New Mexico includes 21 full-time faculty members, approximately 50 graduate students, and approximately 1,000 undergraduate majors in Sociology and Criminology.

About

Welcome to the Department of Sociology at the University of New Mexico!

The interests of our faculty are wide ranging, from macrosocial comparative studies of globalization in different countries to qualitative research about gender and race interactions in schools to studies of crime patterns in urban neighborhoods.

The Sociology graduate program at The University of New Mexico benefits from a small student-to-faculty ratio and rigorous training in methods and statistics as well as diverse theoretical approaches. We are able to fund most of our graduate students, either through funded research, graduate fellowships, or teaching fellowships. Our former graduate students are found in tenure-track teaching jobs, government agencies, and research institutes around the world. Our department is affiliated with several campus research institutes, notably the Institute for Social Research (ISR), the Robert Wood Johnson Center for Health Policy Research (RWJ Center), the Latin American and Iberian Institute (LAII), and the Center on Alcoholism, Substance Abuse and Addictions (CASAA). These affiliations provide funded research opportunities for graduate students and faculty alike.

We are located in Albuquerque, one of the most enjoyable cities in the Southwest, with stunning natural landscapes and rich cultural heritages. We’d love to meet you in person!

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Sociology
  • Crime Publ Policy & Crim Just
  • Deviance
  • Dynamics of Discrimination
  • Environmental Sociology

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Credits
    30 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    79

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

Admission requirements

  • A resume or curriculum vitae
  • A letter of intent
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Two Writing Samples
  • Unofficial Transcripts
  • Unofficial GRE scores

Tuition Fee

  • International

    967 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 967 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    286 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 286 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Albuquerque

  • 870 - 1360 USD/month
    Living Costs

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