Master of Arts in Sociology


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Course Overview

Sociology is an academic discipline that uses empirical and statistical analysis to study human culture and society. Some common areas of focus in sociology include sex and gender, religion, race, communities and social inequality. The skills and knowledge developed in sociology master’s and doctoral degree programs can be applied to career tracks including academia, social service work, public service and public policy development. Download Course Catalog.

Program Structure:

Course Code First Semester Courses Credit
SOC 801 Sociological Traditions 5
SOC 802 State, Society and Human Rights 5
SOC 803 Health, Medicine and Society 5
SOC 804 Political Sociology 5
SOC 805 Ecology, Environment and Society 5
SOC 806 Sociology of Religion 5
Course Code Second Semester Courses Credit
SOC 811 Contemporary Social Theories 5
SOC 812 Research Methodology 5
SOC 813 Sociology of Education 5
SOC 814 Disaster and Disaster Planning 5
SOC 815 Sociology of Migration 5
SOC 816 Sociology of Science 5
Course Code Third Semester Courses Credit
SOC 821 Sociological Research 5
SOC 822 Sociology of Human Settlements 5
SOC 823 Sociology of Tribe 5
SOC 824 Sociology of Developments 5
SOC 825 Sexuality and Human Rights 5
SOC 826 Urban Studies 5
Course Code Fourth Semester Courses Credit
SOC 831 Sociology of Globalization 5
SOC 832 Reproductive Health and Development 5
SOC 833 Labor in Global Economy 5
SOC 834 Sociology of Minority Groups 5
SOC 835 Sociology of Agrarian Society 5
SOC 836 Master Thesis 5


Career Opportunities

Graduates of sociology master’s degree programs are not limited to work in the field of sociology, which is primarily an academic discipline. Depending on a graduate’s area of focus, they may work in careers like:

  • Nonprofit management
  • Law enforcement
  • Social issues consulting
  • Community college teaching
  • Actuarial analyst
  • Charity fundraiser
  • Detective
  • Housing manager/officer
  • Human resources officer
  • Life coach
  • Probation officer
  • Public relations officer


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