M.A. On Campus


University of Florida

24 months
30134 USD/year
30134 USD/year
12740 USD/year
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Sociologists conduct research to understand the social forces that shape all of our lives, often in hopes of improving everyday life and the life chances of each person. The Sociology program is offered at University of Florida.


Our award-winning and internationally-known faculty successfully mentor graduate students to complete their studies and become established in their professional academic and nonacademic careers. We offer particular expertise in these areas: environment and resources, families, aging, gender, health, sexualities, life course, and race-ethnicity in US and global perspectives. 

Key facts:

  • There is also considerable expertise in: demography, social inequality, Latin American studies, Latino sociology, social psychology, deviance, and political sociology. We take great pride in the fact that our faculty are involved in interdisciplinary research projects that span nearly of all of the University’s colleges and academic programs, including: the School of Natural Resources and the Environment, the Water Institute, the Emerging Pathogens Institute, the Center for Latin American Studies, the Center for European Studies, the Center for Women’s Studies and Gender Research, the Health Science Center, and the Jewish Studies Center. Wherever you go on campus, you will most likely find at least one Sociologist from our department making major contributions.
  • Admission to either Sociology graduate program requires a bachelor’s degree in Sociology or related social science as approved by the Department. Current University of Florida students may also enter the M.A. program through the combined B.A./M.A. program. The Sociology graduate programs look for mature students with outstanding potential and research interests that complement those of our faculty.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Special Study in Sociology
  • Classical Social Theories
  • Contemporary Sociological Theory
  • Methods in Social Research 
  • Qualitative Research Methods
  • Research Problems in Deviance
  • Quantitative Research Methods
  • Individual Work
  • Supervised Research
  • Applied Social Research Project
  • Research for Master's Thesis
  • Special Study in Sociology
  • Research for Doctoral Dissertation
  • Metropolitan Growth and Development
  • Seminar in Environment and Society
  • Core Issues in Environmental and Resource Sociology
  • Racial and Ethnic Relations
  • Black and White Americans: Sociological Perspectives
  • Sociology of Gender
  • Men and Masculinities
  • Reproduction and Gender
  • American Families
  • Topics in Family Research
  • Health Disparities
  • Health and Aging
  • Social Inequality
  • Gender and Society
  • Seminar in Symbolic Interaction
  • Theories of Crime and Deviance
  • Sociology of Law
  • Sociology of the Aged
  • Aging and End-of-Life Issues

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


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Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A recognized baccalaureate, graduate or professional degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution or a comparable degree from an international institution.
  • For applicants with a bachelor’s degree only, a minimum grade point average of B (3.0), calculated from all grades and credits after the semester where the applicant reached 60 semester hours or 90 quarter hours is required. Applicants should refer directly to their intended academic units for Graduate Record  Examination (GRE) or Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) requirements. If required, academic test scores are used in the context of a holistic credential review process. 

Tuition Fee

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    12740 USD/year
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Living costs for Gainesville

900 - 1335 USD /month
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