Masters Program in Sociology



Graduate Testimonials

Student Publications

List of Master's Theses

Sociology Handbook for Graduate Studies [ doc] [ pdf]

For more information on the M.A. in Sociology, contact the Graduate Sociology Program Director, Dr. Brian Hinote. Office: TODD 325. Phone: 494-7914. Email:

Job Opportunities with a Graduate Degree in Sociology

An advanced degree increases the possibility for a job to have the title "sociologist." Many other opportunities exist, however; the diversity of sociological careers goes beyond what you might find under "S" in the Sunday newspaper employment ads. For example:

  • Sociologists become high school teachers or faculty in colleges
  • Sociologists enter the corporate, non-profit, and government worlds as directors of research, policy analysts, consultants, human resource managers, and program managers
  • Practicing sociologists with advanced degrees may become research analysts, survey researchers, gerontologists, statisticians, urban planners, community developers, criminologists, or demographers
  • Some M.A. and Ph.D. sociologists obtain specialized training to become counselors, therapists, or program directors in social service agencies

People with degrees in sociology may enter many careers, and the options and increasing. What is common to all these careers? Underlying sociological training is the commitment to understand human relationships in every kind of social group.


Graduate Studies in Sociology