Graduate College of Liberal Arts

Applied Sociology


Wheatley, 3rd Floor / 100 Morrissey Blvd.

Boston, MA 02125

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Applied Sociology

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Master of Arts Program in Applied Sociology, through courses and internships, provides students with skills and knowledge directly applicable to a host of professional settings, including criminal justice agencies, community and human service organizations, health care institutions, alcohol and substance abuse treatment programs, and applied research firms. Course work in core areas such as social policy analysis, complex organizations, and research methods provides students a broad understanding of the relevance of sociology in examining and treating complex social problems as well as with specific job skills useful in applied settings. The program offers specialized course work in a number of areas including criminology/corrections, health care, alcohol/substance abuse, and intergroup relations. This range of possibilities enables students to pursue specialized study according to their interests and career objectives. An important feature of the program is its required field work; an internship that reflects the academic and professional interests of the student. Internship placements are generally in public and private agencies and may be either service or research oriented.



Facts & Figures

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Intensive

Loans Offered: Availability of financial aid varies depending on course status and matriculation. Check with your advisor to determine your eligibility and application procedures.

Locale: Large City

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