Online Master of Arts in Sociology
Develop an understanding of the factors that promote successful relationships and positive outcomes for individuals, families and communities with a Master of Arts in sociology. This online sociology master’s program prepares you for careers in social work, case management and human resources.
Next start date: 01/08/2024
Total classes: 10
Weeks per class: 7.5
Total credit hours: 30
Degree questions, answered.
Have questions about the Sociology (MA)? Fill out this form and we’ll get in touch!
* Indicates a required field
An online master’s in sociology to meet your needs
The master’s in sociology online focuses on the practical application of research. Taught with an applied practitioner-oriented approach, the master’s in sociology is designed for students interested in gaining an advanced understanding of critical social issues and how they impact our everyday lives. In this sociology master’s program, you’ll refine your understanding of research methods and statistics while exploring how social contexts affect people’s well-being and how institutions shape our behaviors and worldviews.
Please note, this online master’s in sociology doesn’t require a thesis and serves as a terminal degree, meaning it’s not intended to prepare you for pursuing a PhD.
The skills you'll gain in this online master's in sociology
In the master’s in sociology program, you’ll gain the knowledge and skills needed to promote a sociological understanding of individual lives within institutional contexts. You’ll also obtain a wide range of transferable skills, including:
- Ability to interpret research in an applied setting.
- Ability to research topics and recognize quality sources of information.
- Critical thinking.
- Purposeful dialogue.
Additionally, you’ll have the opportunity to pursue a sociological topic of interest through applied field experience in Capstone III.
Online sociology master's program courses
Master’s in sociology courses focus on creating an in-depth understanding of sociological and research-based content while building practical skills and knowledge. Sociology master’s program courses are taught by full-time faculty who have PhDs and are interested in students' pedagogical and professional development. This program concludes with an individualized culminating experience. Courses may include:
Diversity and Society
Social Science Statistics
Leadership and Social Justice
Marriage and Family Relationships
Social Change and Innovation
What can I do with an online master’s in sociology?
After obtaining a master’s in sociology online, you’ll have the knowledge and skills needed for a wide range of positions in fields such as social service, community service, human resources and education. Career examples include, but aren’t limited to:
Online sociology master's program admission requirements
Applicants to the Master of Arts in sociology program must fulfill the requirements of both the Graduate College and The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
Study sociology with the largest and most diverse college at ASU
The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences takes a transdisciplinary approach to education with a vast spectrum of degrees in the social sciences, natural sciences and humanities. We inspire students to be socially aware, critical thinkers and global citizens.
currently enrolled students.
in research expenditures in 2018.
interdisciplinary schools and departments.