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Sociology, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #372 (QS) , KS,
The department offers a full graduate program in sociology leading to the M.A. and Ph.D. degrees, educating sociologists for careers in teaching and research and for fields of practical application.

About

It also contributes to professional education in such fields as social welfare, social policy, architecture, education, journalism, personnel administration, business, and medicine. Aside from professional interests, the department offers instruction to assist students in deepening their understanding of social relations and, hence, of the social context of their own lives.

Accreditation

Officially accredited/recognized by the The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, University of Kansas (KU) is a very large (enrollment range: 30,000-34,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Elements of Sociology
  • Elements of Sociology, Honors
  • American Identities
  • American Identities, Honors
  • Comparative Societies
  • Comparative Societies, Honors

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • 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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General Requirements

  • a baccalaureate degree with a 3.0 grade-point average
  • 15 hours of college credit in sociology
  • a course in sociological theory
  • a course in statistics
  • a current resume/curriculum vitae
  • a one-two page statement of academic interests and professional goals
  • three recommendation forms and letters focused on academic performance
  • one complete set of original, official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended

Tuition Fee

  • International

    977 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 977 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    977 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 977 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    420 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 420 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Lawrence

  • 900 - 1400 USD/month
    Living Costs

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