Graduate Study in Sociology

Our innovative graduate programs in sociology and applied sociology are for students desiring professional careers in academia, research, or policy formation or analysis.


As the only public university in Boston, the cost of graduate study is substantially less than that of neighboring private institutions. We offer assistantships for full-time doctoral students (based on availability of funds) and a limited number of partial assistantships for MA students. Assistantships provide a stipend, full tuition credit, and a partial fee waiver including a proportional waiver of student health insurance fees.