Applied Sociology, MA
The MA Program in Applied Sociology is designed to help students understand the social forces that shape their world with practical training in research methods, statistics, and evaluation research. The program's applied focus integrates research approaches and course work that emphasizes a wide range of faculty specializations.
Applied MA Requirement Overview:
- Core courses that provide a foundation in the theories and methods used by applied sociologists including foundations of applied sociology; applied sociological theory; social policy analysis; social problems; complex organizations; and research methods.
- Elective courses to substantive expertise in areas such as criminology, the sociology of law, urban sociology, medical sociology, race, gender, or immigration.
- Complete an internship and/or coursework in the teaching of sociology.
- Capstone requirement: Masters Thesis, research paper or comprehensive exam.
- Complete Requirements here.
Set in the vibrant city of Boston, students will find a community of scholars here at UMass Boston and the opportunity to work closely with faculty and each other studying the current sociological issues of our time. Graduate students regularly present at conferences, publish in academic journals and participate in grant funded research.
Our graduates are researchers, managers, instructors, policy analysts, and service providers in health care, social service and criminal justice agencies, and in corporate departments throughout the area and the country. Many have continued their advanced studies in PhD programs.
To discuss your options, email Dr. Nicolette Salerno at firstname.lastname@example.org for a phone or inperson appointment.