M.A. - Sociology
An M.A. in sociology prepares graduates for careers in applied research settings such as in state or federal government agencies or in private sector research firms or for teaching careers in community or junior colleges. It also prepares graduates for entrance to Ph.D. programs in sociology. Thirty graduate credits, including thesis work, are required for a Master of Arts degree. The program of study is divided into four components: scholarly tools, core curriculum, cognate, and thesis. The core courses include sociological thought, social theory, research design, and analytical methods. Courses in the scholarly tools component include two courses in statistics and other courses in research methods. The cognate includes nine credits in a minor or cognate. The thesis is comprised of four credits. Recommended cognates include research methods and statistics, social theory, and teaching foundations.
UND is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. UND also holds many special accreditation's at the college, department, or program level.
Applicants who are seeking admission to Graduate School must meet all of the minimum general graduate school admission requirements identified in the Graduate School Catalog. In addition, the prospective students must fulfill the requirements for admission to the graduate program to which they are applying.
International Student Requirements:
All graduate applicants must demonstrate academic-level proficiency with the English language before they will be considered for admission. This requirement must be met by all applicants, regardless of citizenship, residency, or nation of birth. No applicants will be considered for admission until the English Language Proficiency is met. Please refer to the Academic Catalog for ways in which this requirement can be met.
Tuition & Financial Aid
Financial Aid Offered: No
Classification: Doctoral/Research Universities - Intensive
Institution Sector: Public
Locale: Small City
Size & Settings: 10,000 - 19,999