American University

College of Arts and Sciences

Sociology (MA)(Graduate Certificate)


4400 Massachusetts Ave NW

Washington, DC 20016

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Graduate Certificate Social Research, MA Sociology

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Master of Arts degree in Sociology at American University emphasizes sociological theory, social research, and the following areas of concentration: Gender and Family; Macrosociology; Social Stratification; Labor; and Applied Sociology. Graduates from the program refine their skills in statistical analysis, questionnaire development and design, and social policy analysis. The Graduate Certificate in Social Research provides students with the knowledge and experience to participate in building equitable, humane, and sustainable institutions. Course work stresses social justice and the application of professional research skills to inform effective policies and programs for social change.


American University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association, an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the CHEA.

International Student Requirements:

Please see American University's College of Arts & Sciences Graduate Admission’s website for admission requirements.

Facts & Figures

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): 1178.00

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Large City

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