The master's degree program in Sociology emphasizes in-depth study of sociological theory, quantitative and qualitative research methods, and statistical analysis, while also offering advanced seminars in substantive areas in sociology as a foundation for graduate students' original research projects.
Every student writes a master's thesis as the capstone requirement of the program. Students are prepared to enter Ph.D. programs or embark upon a career where they will use the knowledge, advanced research skills, and enhanced writing, critical thinking, and oral communication abilities gained in the master's degree program.
A student applying to a master's program must:
International students can learn more about specific application requirements by visiting the Office of Admissions.
A student applying to this program must:
|Fall (August)||March 1|
|Spring (January)||October 15|
|Spring (January)||October 1 for International students|
The University provides graduate assistantships as a means of financial support. They are intended as a way to facilitate a student's progress to degree while providing important professional development.
To be eligible for an assistantship a student must, generally,
Graduate assistants receive
See Student Accounts for information on tuition and fees. Funding for graduate students is available from several different sources. Students who have been admitted from contiguous states including Iowa, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, and Wisconsin will receive in-state tuition.
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