M.A. Online


Arizona State University

12 months
13240 USD/year
13240 USD/year
11928 USD/year
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The Sociology MA program is a non-thesis online degree from Arizona State University that focuses on the practical application of research. It does not require a GRE for admission and can be completed in as little as 15-18 months, enabling students to enter the job market sooner.


Students in this Sociology MA program from Arizona State University learn how social context affects the well-being of individuals and families and study the factors that influence successful relationships and outcomes. Graduates often pursue careers working with children, youth, and adults in human, social and government agencies.

This 30 credit-hour terminal master's degree helps students develop an advanced understanding of critical social issues in the 21st century. An applied practitioner-oriented approach teaches students to evaluate and consume research and translate research into best practices. Courses are taught by experienced faculty who are trained in the area and have considerable expertise in delivering high-quality online education.

Career Opportunities

Professionals with expertise in research methodologies and data analysis and an understanding of social issues and cultural and social change are sought after in areas like human services, human resources, education, public policy and community service in the social service, business and nonprofit sectors.

Career examples include:

  • case managers
  • mediators
  • mental health counselors
  • probation officers
  • social and community service managers
  • sociologists
  • sociology instructors
  • social workers
  • urban and regional planners

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Sociological Theory
  • Research Methods
  • Social Statistics
  • Diversity and Society
  • Leadership and Social Justice
  • Marriage and Family Relationships
  • Social Change and Adjustment

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH



Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants must fulfill the requirements of both the Graduate College and The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
  • Applicants are eligible to apply to the program if they have earned a bachelor's or master's degree, in any field, from a regionally accredited institution.
  • Applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 (scale is 4.00 = "A") in the last 60 hours of their first bachelor's degree program, or applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 (scale is 4.00= "A") in an applicable master's degree program.
All applicants must submit:
  • graduate admission application and application fee
  • official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate coursework
  • current resume or curriculum vitae
  • a personal statement of goals relevant to the master's degree program
  • two letters of recommendation from academic or professional backgrounds
  • proof of English proficiency

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    13240 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13240 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    13240 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13240 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    11928 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11928 USD per year during 12 months.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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