Sociology - MASTER'S (MA)
The MA in Sociology at UTA provides students with advanced sociological substantive and research training in order to prepare them for careers in college/university teaching and research and in the private and public sectors.
ABOUT THE PROGRAM
Sociology is a field of study offering a diversity of sub-fields and methods of study. At UTA we give attention to these many sub-fields, respect the different ways sociologists conduct research, and offer students opportunities to apply what they learn. We offer a variety of graduate courses in areas such as research methods (both statistical and qualitative), theory, cultural studies, race and ethnicity, families, reproduction, religion, gender, work, education, and social psychology. The graduate program in sociology at UTA provides students with a firm substantive background that is appropriate preparation for those students for whom the MA is the final degree and for those who intend to pursue a PhD.
- Admissions requirements
- Degree curriculum (scroll down to course list)
- Degree information in the University Catalog
- Program accreditation
The MA in Sociology at UTA prepares students for careers in a variety of positions in which their graduate study can provide the knowledge and skills necessary for understanding the social world. These include the following:
- College teaching
- Personnel administration
- Social services
- Community development and planning
- Health services
MA in Sociology (Non-thesis)
36 required hours - 9 hours in theory, methods, and statistics - 24 hours in elective substantive areas in sociology - 3-hour non-thesis project course
MA in Sociology (Thesis Substitute)
33 required hours - 9 hours in theory, methods, and statistics - 21 hours in elective substantive areas in sociology - 3-hour thesis substitute project course
MA in Sociology (Thesis)
30 required hours - 9 hours in theory, methods, and statistics -15 hours in elective substantive areas in sociology - 6-hour thesis substitute project course
WHY CHOOSE US?
- Small, seminar-style courses
- Solid training in methods and substantive areas
- One-on-one mentoring from faculty who are known nationally and internationally for their expertise
- Dual-MA programs
- Courses that meet once a week, usually in the afternoon
- Special admission programs available to current or recent UTA students, including Fast Track, facilitated admission, and waiver of the Graduate Records Examination (GRE)
Take the next step toward investing in yourself by learning more about our Sociology - Master's (MA) program.