Graduate Programs

Student Learning Outcomes

Master of Arts in Sociology (M.A.)

The Master of Arts program is specifically designed to prepare its students for conducting applied and policy-oriented research, and to equip those already in the workforce with the critical skills necessary for assessing and applying sociological knowledge in their everyday responsibilities. The program of study culminates in either an internship or thesis experience. The program is designed to accommodate the needs of both full- and part-time students. Currently, the program features three formal areas of concentration: family/gender studies, medical sociology, and work/organizations. Students completing the Sociology M.A. curriculum will:

  • Collect and analyze data on social phenomena.
  • Apply sociological knowledge and methods in community projects.
  • Organize and conduct independent projects.
  • Present and defend their analyses of social phenomena.
  • Gain mastery of a specific concentration area of sociology (eg., medical sociology, gender, sex, and family studies) as well as increase diversity of disciplinary specialties and backgrounds of those involved in programs be prepared for doctoral studies.