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The Master of Arts degree in Applied Sociology emphasizes research skills necessary in many professions. The M.A. degree may serve as professional training for students seeking employment in federal, state and local government agencies or in private-sector organizations. In addition, the M.A. program provides excellent training in the fundamentals of sociology for students who wish to pursue a Ph.D. in the social sciences. The program provides students with training in theory and methods, as well as opportunities to participate in three areas of concentration: General Sociology , Criminal Justice , Women’s Studies.
UNDERGRADUATE MAJORS 1000+
FULL-TIME FACULTY 23
PH.D STUDENTS CURRENTLY ENROLLED 12
This course is a graduate-level introduction to social statistics as they may be applied to various practical problems. Students will learn the appropriate use of various statistical procedures through discussion and application. Prerequisites: SOC 610.
This course is a graduate-level introduction to the use of the computer in problems of data management and analysis. Students will use existing software packages |e.g, SPSS, SAS) to build specified data files and carry out various statistical procedures. Prerequisites: SOC 610.
This seminar integrates the skills needed to complete a master's thesis. Exercises include formulating research questions, developing a research design, and writing a publishable paper. Students practice these skills assignments in class and by completing their thesis proposal. Prerequisites: SOC 610, SOC 620 or CRJS 620, SOC 630, and SOC 640.
Students entering the Master of Arts program in Applied Sociology should meet the minimum university admission requirements (Graduate Admission)
Must have completed at least 12 hours of undergraduate work in sociology or criminal justice, including courses in theory, research methods, and statistics. The Graduate Record Examination is required for all applicants.
Those who fail to meet one or more of the above requirements may be admitted as provisional students by the graduate program committee.
Students must hold a bachelor’s degree with at least a 3.00 average on a 4.00 scale.
Estimated rates for the 2022-23 academic year. Rates are subject to change. Anyone that is not a current Virginia resident will be charged non-resident rates. That includes international students.
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