Advanced degrees in sociology serve several interests. Chief among them are those students intent upon a teaching career at the secondary, community college, or university levels. In addition, advanced sociology degrees are valuable preparation for employment in government agencies, marketing, or applied research in a variety of settings such as health care systems. The graduate programs of the Wayne State University Department of Sociology provide sufficient flexibility to serve the needs of students with other career goals where an understanding of sociology is crucial (e.g., business, counseling, law, journalism, medicine, social work) or indeed those whose interest in the discipline is avocational.
The Department of Sociology offers programs leading to the degrees of Master of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy. For graduate students, it provides close contact with a faculty committed to excellence both in scholarship and in teaching.
General responsibility for supervising all the graduate programs within the department falls upon its Graduate Committee, and the Graduate Program Director. The Director administers the programs with the authority to enforce degree/program requirements of the department, the college and the university, and to approve satisfactory completion of those requirements. For general information about admissions, financial assistance, and requirements, students should confer with the Graduate Program Director or his/her delegate. The Graduate Director will assist students in selecting individual academic advisers from among the faculty. However, each student will be responsible for observing all requirements established by the department, the college, and the Graduate School of Wayne State University.
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission