Priority Admission Application Deadlines: http://www.grad.usf.edu/majors
Minimum Total Hours: 36
CIP Code: 45.1101
Dept. Code: SOC
Major/College Codes: SOC AS
College: Arts and Sciences
Contact Information: http://www.grad.usf.edu/majors
The Sociology M.A. provides a foundation in a broad range of sociological theories and research methods and an opportunity for pursuing specialized interests in elective Sociology courses, courses in other departments, and thesis research. Many of our M.A. recipients continue in a sociology Ph.D. Others teach in secondary schools and junior colleges, are employed in mental health services and research, in human resources management, and government organizations, or work as research consultants and market analysts.
Major Research Areas:
Identities and Communities; Social Inequalities and Social Justice; Social Movements and Globalization; Urban Problems and Culture; Immigration and Migration; Race and Ethnicity; Networks, Health and Wellbeing; Gender, Sexualities, and Families; Childhood, Youth, and Education
Must meet University Admission and English Proficiency requirements as well as requirements for admission to the major, listed below.
- three letters of recommendation
- personal statement
- a writing sample that demonstrates strong scholarly research
- GRE required – preferred scores of 153V (61st percentile), 144Q (17th percentile)