M.A. in Sociology
Sociological knowledge is today incorporated into business, medicine, education, law, the media, the military, social services, and other professional fields of study and practice.
In the M.A. program you will develop your sociological imagination and the expertise to apply it in a variety of settings. Our graduates have entered careers in community college teaching, the social services, and applied research -in both the public and private sectors. Many have continued their studies at the doctoral level and have established successful academic careers. As part of your regular course work, you will complete a year-long sequence of courses in research methods and statistics that will give you experience using professional statistical packages to analyze large data bases. You will also design and conduct a field research project. In independent study courses, you will have the opportunity to work one-on-one with indivi dual faculty members. As a capstone experience, you may elect to write a thesis or complete an internship, again under the direct and personal supervision of a faculty member.
I can safely say that I have not learned as much or as quickly or as deeply ever before or since, with the possible exception of the years between ages one and three. I honestly cannot remember a class that I didn't look forward to or a professor I didn't admire as a person as well as a scholar...