12 months
18482 USD/year
18482 USD/year
4338 USD/year
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The Sociology program of The University of North Carolina at Charlotte provides students with theoretical and methodological skills necessary to undertake analysis of contemporary social issues and problems.


About the Program

The curriculum of the Sociology program of The University of North Carolina at Charlotte is designed to meet the needs of students seeking master’s level research skills for occupations requiring such expertise: in government, marketing, program planning and evaluation, business, the media, and in the nonprofit sector. The curriculum also prepares students who wish to pursue the Ph.D., whether in sociology or a related discipline. The Department of Sociology is a core part of the Ph.D. programs in Public Policy and Organizational Science at UNC Charlotte.

Coursework concentrates on building skills in research design, sampling, data analysis, interpretation and sociological theory. Students complete either a thesis, with oral defense, or a research practicum. Either option entails the student applying sociological knowledge to a problem/topic of his/her interest.  In addition to traditional classroom courses, students can tailor their coursework to specific areas of interest through individualized tutorials. A variety of research interests are represented among the Sociology faculty. Among these are Education, Healthcare, Group Processes (Social Psychology), Social Movements, Stratification, Organizations, and Mathematical Sociology. Through coursework and tutorials students can gain a substantive knowledge base that complements their social research skills.

An optional Concentration in Applied Social Research is available. It is designed for students who want to further develop their skills for applied social research. It is an ideal option for students who are interested in using their sociological training to analyze social issues and to solve practical problems. This concentration can be completed in one year of study.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Pro-Seminar: Social Problems and Social Policy
  • Social Theory
  • Issues in Social Research
  • Basic Statistics and Probability
  • Linear Regression
  • Data Utilization

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


35 SCH


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Other requirements

General requirements

  • An undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or better
  • An acceptable score on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE). The average score for students enrolled in the program is 1160 (combined quantitative and verbal) for those who took the GRE using the old scoring system, and 302 for those using the new scoring system. The average Department analytical writing score is 4.1 for both exams.
  • Completed a minimum of 18 hours of undergraduate course work in the social sciences, including social theory; and demonstrated undergraduate competence in research methods and statistics.
  • Demonstrate undergraduate competence in research methods, theory and statistics for social research
  • Statement of purpose (essay)
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Transcript(s) of all academic work attempted beyond high school
  • Resume

Tuition Fee

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    18482 USD/year
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  • In-State

    4338 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 4338 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Charlotte

1133 - 2060 USD /month
Living costs

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