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Applied Sociology, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months


We deliver outstanding instruction from professors who care about you. What is more, we believe in the promise of digital technology to enhance lives by making graduate study more widely available than ever before. Our mission is to erase the barriers preventing many people from pursuing advanced study. 

The need for education is simply far too great to let things like distance or career responsibilities block access to graduate study, especially when technology can bring graduate school to your desktop.

In your courses, you will join a diverse group of fellow students from around the world who are united by their pursuit of learning. And you will come to build an online community of colleagues who support one another’s efforts to build a better future.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Qualitative Methods 
  • Program Evaluation 
  • Teaching Sociology 
  • Consumer Culture 
  • Practicum in Innovation, Creativity, and Applied Sociology 
  • Sociological Practice
  • Sociology of Death and Dying 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.25

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.25 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

  • Submit transcripts and degree statement
  • Submit standardized test scores
  • Submit English proficiency test scores
  • Submit Citizenship/Immigration documents
  • Pay application fee
  • Complete Application Checklist
  • Identify three individuals to write recommendation letters
  • Submit personal essay
  • Submit resume/CV

                Getting a Student Visa

                This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

                Tuition Fee

                • International

                  2060 USD/year
                  Tuition Fee
                  Based on the original amount of 1030 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
                • National

                  2060 USD/year
                  Tuition Fee
                  Based on the original amount of 1030 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
                • In-State

                  900 USD/year
                  Tuition Fee
                  Based on the original amount of 450 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
                We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.


                Enjoy the rewards of your hard work and talents. UAB has a number of resources to support you financially while you study:

                • UAB International Scholarship for First Year Students (Freshmen Only)
                • UAB International Baccalaureate Scholarship (Freshmen Only)
                • UAB Honors College Scholarship
                • College of Arts and Sciences Scholarships
                • Collat School of Business Scholarships
                • American Association of University Women
                • Rotary Foundation Scholarships
                • The World Bank Scholarships and Fellowships Program

                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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                Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, Studyportals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.


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