Master of Arts in Sociology
Receive training in sociological theory, statistics and research methods with a Master of Arts in Sociology in the College of Liberal Arts at Temple University. The 31-credit graduate program prepares students for research careers, social services careers and PhD programs by supporting the development of valuable skills in data analysis, fieldwork, statistics and research methods.
In this program, you’ll gain a deeper understanding of the ways in which sociological theories and research help answer questions about the relationship between the individual human experience and the institutions of a society. You’ll explore topics like gender, nationality, sexuality and race, among others, and you’ll learn how to ask and answer questions about the causes and potential remedies of some social problems.
You can tailor your program to suit your individual academic and professional interests, with the option to choose from a number of specialized areas, including the following.
- Gender and sexuality
- Immigration and globalization
- Medical sociology
- Race and ethnicity
- Urban sociology
The interdisciplinary nature of the program encourages students to participate in seminars in other areas of social science such as anthropology, criminal justice, urban studies, history, political science, psychology and more.
As part of the Sociology Department, you’ll find yourself among a close community of scholars who are passionate about social change. Small class sizes allow for collaborative work with faculty and fellow scholars, and Temple’s location in Philadelphia provides the professional opportunities that only an urban university can offer.
Students leave the program prepared for careers in social services and academic research and instruction, as well as nonprofit, market and government research. Those interested in pursuing a doctoral degree program will also have a strong foundation in the field from which to continue their studies and research.