University of Indianapolis
College of Arts and Sciences
Master of Arts in Applied Sociology
M.A.- Applied Sociology
The Master of Arts degree program in Applied Sociology is designed to provide students with the critical thinking and research skills needed in today's ever changing world. It emphasizes the practical application of social science research in solving contemporary social problems. These skills are useful for work in government agencies, nonprofit organizations, community colleges, businesses, and research centers and firms. The program also provides a strong foundation for work at the PhD level.
A primary objective is to provide students with a strong background in social theory and sociological research methods. Additional coursework emphasizes the application of theory and methods in a variety of substantive areas. The practicum in applied sociology gives students an opportunity to experience firsthand how an applied sociologist functions in government, business, or social agencies.
Concentrations foster the development of expertise in a selected area, and the University of Indianapolis program offers students a choice of three concentrations: community leadership, social policy and practice, and applied research and evaluation.
Additionally, the University of Indianapolis MA in Applied Sociology offers:
Cross culture comparative studies
Small classes and individualized instruction
Flexible scheduling of classes and evening courses
Modern laboratory, research, and library facilities
Extensive computer facilities available
Personalized supervision and accessible faculty
The University of Indianapolis is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.
International Student Requirements:
A minimum TOEFL score of 550 for international students.
Facts & Figures
Financial Aid: No
International Financial Aid: No
Classification: Master's College or University I
Locale: Large City
Size & Settings: 3,000-5,999