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Master of Science in Sociology



What will I learn?

Work leading to the degree of Master of Science (MS) is designed to give students advanced knowledge at the core of the discipline and in one specialized area related to the student's interests. Core knowledge includes classical and contemporary theory as well as qualitative and quantitative methods related to the scientific study of society.

The MS program accommodates students with interests in race/ethnicity, gender, social class, politics, environment, organizations, health, social psychology, crime, law, deviance, punishment, demography, migration/immigration, educations, residential segregation, economic development, economic sociology, historical sociology, and culture. Students work closely with a mentor to learn their specialty area in depth, including an option to conduct original research in their area of interest. Students have the option to pursue a thesis or non-thesis Master of Science degree. The final basis for granting the degree shall be the candidate's grasp of the subject matter in their specialized area. In addition, the candidate must have acquired the ability to express thoughts clearly and forcefully in both oral and written languages.

Students who graduate with a master's degree in Sociology are well-prepared to transfer to doctoral programs and have a wide spectrum of career fields from which to choose. Many students will pursue careers as lecturers in colleges or universities or as researchers in the public and private spheres.

Which department am I in?

College of Liberal Arts

Study options

Full Time (32 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$17,558.00 per year
The above fee is for 2022-2023 College Station Graduate Fall and Spring (Amounts are based on 9 credit hours per semester); 2021-2022 College Station Graduate Summer: USD $3,173 (Amounts are based on 3 credit hours per semester)
Start date

17 January 2023


College of Liberal Arts

Coke Building, 4223 TAMU,

415 Houston St,



77843, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Other English Language Requirements: TOEFL score of 600 (paper test); PTE Academic score of 68.

For international students

You are an international graduate applicant if you:

are not a citizen or permanent resident of the United States (or applicant for permanent residency)

you have not graduated from a Texas high school after three years in residence in Texas

hold a bachelor’s or professional degree (or equivalent)

English proficiency can also be demonstrated by:

Minimum TOEFL i-BT score of 80 (in person or Home Edition) from a test date within two years (Texas A&M University does not accept the MyBest TOEFL score), or
Minimum TOEFL Essentials score of 8.5, or
Minimum IELTS Academic test score of 6.0 overall band (Texas A&M University does not accept the IELTS General test), or
GRE Verbal Reasoning score of at least 146 (subject to departmental approval), or
GMAT Verbal Score of at least 22 (subject to departmental approval), or
Acquiring alternative verification during the admission process from the Graduate and Professional School via a departmental request.

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


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