The Department of Sociology offers a Master of Arts degree. Currently, the program features a general sociology degree track, required course work in advanced statistics, qualitative and quantitative research methods and social theory, as well as the option to focus course work in one formal area of concentration, medical sociology.
The Medical Sociology concentration is designed for students seeking applied research and policy careers in public and private health, mental health, and social service agencies, as well as those who plan to apply to Ph.D. programs with a medical sociology concentration. Courses examine the phenomena of health, illness, disability, mental health issues; the social organization of health care delivery; and health disparities.
You can complete the 36-graduate credit hour degree in two or three years. . A thesis is optional.
“Pursuing my MA in Sociology was one of the best things I have ever done for myself, both personally and professionally. My time in the MA program allowed me to further foster my research interests and my relationships with my professors and peers. I gained a much deeper understanding of both qualitative and quantitative research and further developed my writing skills. I absolutely believe that the skills I gained throughout the MA program have allowed me to be successful in my new position and will allow me to make important contributions to clinical and healthcare research.” Sabrina Cordon, Project Manager at Regulated Health Care Market Research