M.A. Online


American Public University

24 months
370 USD/credit 5550 USD/year
370 USD/credit 5550 USD/year
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Advance your understanding of human interaction as well as how individuals react to social issues and organizational change with the Sociology MA course from the American Public University (APU).


Course Details

Given the limited number of online sociology graduate programs available, this program fills an important niche. The Sociology MA course from the American Public University includes 1:1 mentoring sessions with faculty built in to key courses.

APU’s master’s in sociology online program enhances your ability to engage in advanced social science research methods and statistical analysis to examine big data in interdisciplinary contexts and careers. Coursework examines inequality and diversity, globalization, social change, and the intersection of people and societies with institutions. You can also focus on interests in education, healthcare, or social services.

What You'll Learn

  • Show how core sociological concepts can be applied to social issues to promote the social, economic, and environmental well-being of individuals and communities
  • Describe career opportunities, professional responsibilities, and challenges faced by sociologists
  • Participate in a service activity to contribute to positive social change in your personal or professional life
  • Prepare a portfolio showcasing your mastery of social science knowledge and skill

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Qualitative Methods in Social Science Research
  • Quantitative Methods in Social Science Research
  • Social Theory in Action
  • Professionalism for Sociologists: Ethics, Collaboration, and Career Planning
  • Advanced Data Analysis for Social Science
  • Social Psychology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months
  • Part-time
    • 84 months

Start dates & application deadlines

You can apply for and start this programme anytime.
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30 alternative credits



Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • All APU master's degree and graduate certificate programs require a bachelor’s degree (or higher) from an institution whose accreditation is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).
  • The following is required for admission into this program. All documentation must be provided prior to course registration: Applicants must have completed a bachelor’s degree in any field with a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0; Applicants must have completed: one introduction to sociology course; one statistics course.
  • If you have a non-U.S. transcript, please view our International Admissions page for more information.
  • There is no fee to complete the APU admission application.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    5550 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 370 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    5550 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 370 USD per credit during 24 months.

$250 with military grant


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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