The mission of the Master of Science in Sociology is to prepare students with the knowledge and the technical expertise to be effective specialists, analysts, and administrators in a variety of social settings, such as federal, state and local government agencies, school districts, community health and aging organizations, marketing firms and evaluation programs. The program offers a curriculum that has a strong emphasis on research methods, statistics, and theory.
In order to accomplish our mission, the program pursues excellence in teaching, research, and professional service and provides graduate students with high-quality research and teaching experience. Our mission is consistent with the mission of the university.
Starting in the fall 2013 semester, our graduate program will be going online. All of our courses will be offered either fully on-line or as hybrid classes, benefiting those who are working full-time or who are unable to come to campus on a regular basis.
The University of Texas-Pan American is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate, masters', and doctorate degrees.
International Student Requirements:
Test of English as Foreign language (TOEFL) - A minimum score of 500 (173 for computer based test) is required for all international students from countries whose native language is not English. Test scores must be sent directly to the University of Texas-Pan American from the Testing Agency. Copies of TOEFL scores sent by the applicant are not acceptable.
Additional University Admission Requirements, required supporting materials and application procedure are indicated in the Application form.