M.A. On Campus


George Mason University

12 months
50860 USD/year
50860 USD/year
18892 USD/year
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The George Mason University MA Sociology program is one of only a very few in the country that emphasizes public sociology. You will receive training in traditional sociological research methods and inquiry, with an eye toward questions of broad public relevance. 


You will be encouraged to consider the audiences for which you are writing, including policy makers, political activists, community groups and non-profits, and the general public. This is sociology in action.

Sociology faculty at George Mason University are sought after contributors to local and national media on a range of topics from high school proms to prison reform to the economic contributions of immigrant households. 

Key Features 

  • Many hold leadership positions in local, regional, and national professional associations and are working on research projects supported by the Corporation for National and Community Service, the National Science Foundation, and the State Department, among many others.
  • The faculty specialize in culture (including music, art, new media, and consumption); family, youth and aging; gender; globalization; immigration and migration; political economy, development and economic sociology; political sociology and social movements; race/ethnicity; religion; sociological theory; and urban sociology.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Classical Sociological Theory
  • Contemporary Sociological Theory
  • Methods and Logic of Social Inquiry
  • Survey Research
  • Evaluation Research for Social Programs
  • Special Topics in Sociology
  • Qualitative Research Methods

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


33 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Completed online application for graduate study and application fee.
  • An earned baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education, or international equivalent, verified from copies of unofficial transcripts uploaded to the online application Self-Service Center. 
  • Copies of unofficial university transcripts and any earned degree uploaded to the online application Self-Service Center from all universities attended.
  • All transcripts from colleges or universities outside the United States must be translated into English, if applicable, and submitted for evaluation to the Mason Office of Admissions. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    50860 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 25430 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • National

    50860 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 25430 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • In-State

    18892 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9446 USD per semester during 12 months.

Living costs for Fairfax

1330 - 2300 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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