California State University, Long Beach

College of Liberal Arts

Master of Arts in Applied Sociology


1250 Bellflower Boulevard

Long Beach, CA 90840

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Arts in Applied Sociology

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The primary aim of the Applied Sociology MA program is to prepare graduates for positions in a variety of community organizations that require research-based decision-making. Our program will stress the development of social research skills, including quantitative and qualitative data gathering, analysis, and presentation. The applied research emphasis will be embedded within the program’s curriculum. For example, the core course on theory will explore the way key sociological theories can be applied to contemporary social problems. Elective courses and the required internship will build on this interplay between theory and applied research. The M.A. will combine core courses in methods, theory, and sociological practice with training in two thematic concentrations: (1) Sociology of Medicine and Health. (2) Community Development and Social Change.


Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities

Facts & Figures

Classification: Master's College or University I

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 20,000-39,999

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