What will I learn?

The MA in Sociology offers a thesis and a non-thesis option. The thesis option requires 33 semester hours, including 6 hours of thesis. The non-thesis option requires 33 semester hours, including a 6-hour internship.

The program prepares students for further study in particular at the Ph.D. level, for research and administrative positions in public or private organizations, and for teaching sociology in a variety of settings

Criminology

The MA in Sociology with a concentration in Criminology offers a thesis and a non-thesis option. The thesis option requires 33 semester hours, including 6 hours of thesis. The non-thesis option requires 33 semester hours, including a 6-hour internship.

The program prepares students for further study at the Ph.D. level, for research and administrative positions in public or private organizations, and for teaching sociology in a variety of settings. All of the students in the program acquire a general foundation in sociology and a concentration in criminology.

Degree Requirements

Required Core Courses (21)

  • SOC 593 Thesis Seminar (Thesis Option) (3) or SOC 599 Internship in Sociology (non-Thesis Option) (3)
  • SOC 616 Advanced Research Methods (3)
  • SOC 618 Advanced Data Analysis (3)
  • SOC 651 Criminology (3)
  • SOC 653 Social Control (3)
  • SOC 601 Seminar in Criminological Analysis (3)
  • SOC 614 Contemporary Sociological Theory (3)

Which department am I in?

College of Arts and Sciences

Study options

Full Time (33 credit hours)

Tuition fees
$18,938.00 (14,08,404) per year
Start date

17 August 2021, 10 January 2022

Venue

College of Arts and Sciences

105 Foust Building,

GREENSBORO,

North Carolina,

27412, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

All applicants must have obtained the following: A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university or appropriately-evaluated credentials for non-U.S. schools; satisfactory academic standing as an undergraduate or in a post-baccalaureate program.

For international students

Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university or appropriately evaluated credentials for non-U.S. schools.

English Language Proficiency: TOEFL: internet based - 79, or paper based - 550. A score of at least 6.5 is required on the IELTS.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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