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
US$18,938.00 per year
Start date

10 January 2022

Venue

College of Arts and Sciences

105 Foust Building,

GREENSBORO,

North Carolina,

27412, United States

Entry requirements

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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