12 months
1329 USD/credit 41199 USD/year
1329 USD/credit 41199 USD/year
966 USD/credit 29946 USD/year
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The graduate program in Sociology at Temple University is devoted to the training of research scholars and educators in the discipline.


Students of the Sociology program at Temple University have a variety of career goals, ranging from academic research and teaching to research and administration in private or public agencies. The master's program provides advanced training in sociological theory, statistics, and research methods. The program's main areas of graduate teaching and research are Gender and Sexuality, Immigration and Globalization, Medical Sociology, Race and Ethnicity, and Urban Sociology.

Areas of Specialization: The main areas of graduate teaching and research are:

  • Gender and Sexuality
  • Immigration and Globalization
  • Medical Sociology
  • Race and Ethnicity
  • Urban Sociology

Future Career

Graduates of the M.A. program are typically employed as applied researchers and administrators in private and public agencies.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Classical Social Theory
  • Contemporary Sociological Theory
  • Logic of Inquiry
  • Inferential and Multivariate Statistics
  • Qualitative Methods
  • Graduate Data Analysis
  • Qualitative Data Analysis

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


31 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Research your graduate degree program
  • Complete online application
  • Letters of Reference: 3
  • Statement of Goals: Approximately 500 to 1,000 words include your interest in Temple's program; your research goals; your future career goals; and your academic and research achievements.
  • Standardized Test Scores
  • Writing Sample: The writing sample should demonstrate your ability to conduct research and write a scholarly paper. The paper may be on any topic. It must be fully referenced according to a professional and scholarly style.
  • Resume: Current personal resume or curriculum vitae required.
  • Bachelor's Degree in Discipline/Related Discipline: A baccalaureate degree is required.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    41199 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1329 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    41199 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1329 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    29946 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 966 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Philadelphia

1313 - 2284 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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