Online Master of Arts in Sociology

Learn how patterns of social relationships and social interactions impact individuals, family members and workers in our master’s in sociology. This online program can prepare you for careers in social work, case management, human resources as well as nonprofit or government work.

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Quick facts

Next start date: 08/20/2020


Total classes: 10

Weeks per class: 7.5

Total credit hours: 30

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A master’s in sociology to meet your needs

The distinguished and dedicated faculty in this online graduate program will help you explore how social contexts affect the well-being of families and individuals while refining your understanding of research methods and statistics. This online master’s in sociology does not require a thesis and serves as a terminal degree, meaning it’s not intended to prepare you for pursuing a PhD.

Why earn a master of arts in sociology?

 

The program can help you broaden your knowledge base to be more effective in your current role or expand your sociological background to pursue more advanced positions. Our students often follow career paths in government agencies and social services.

If you’re looking for an applied practitioner approach that covers 21st-century social issues and leads to the completion of a capstone project, consider applying to earn your master’s in sociology today.

Graduate sociology courses

The ASU master’s in sociology requires you to complete 30 credit hours, including three capstone courses culminating in either a 40-page paper or 40 hours of fieldwork.


Core course

SOC 585 Sociological Theory


Core course

SOC 586 Capstone 1


Core course

SOC 587 Capstone 2


Research

SOC 500 Research Methods


Required course

SOC 501 Social Statistics


Required course

SOC 598 Diversity and Society


Required course

SOC 598 Leadership and Social Justice


Required course

SOC 598 Marriage and Family Relationships


Related careers

It will be beneficial to begin your sociology master’s degree with your career goals in mind, as this program does not lead to licensure or translate directly to PhD coursework. Graduates from our program may pursue positions such as:

Child protective services agent

Community program coordinator

Crisis intervention center employee

Government agency employee

HR professional

Nonprofit leader

Study with experts in the field of liberal arts

From Royal Society and American Academy fellows to Marshall and Barry Goldwater Scholarship recipients, The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is home to prestigious students and faculty members.

  • Fulbright American Scholars.
  • Guggenheim Fellows.
  • MacArthur Fellows.
  • Nobel laureates.

Study with experts in the field of liberal arts

From Royal Society and American Academy fellows to Marshall and Barry Goldwater Scholarship recipients, The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is home to prestigious students and faculty members.

  • Fulbright American Scholars.
  • Guggenheim Fellows.
  • MacArthur Fellows.
  • Nobel laureates.

Master’s in sociology 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.

25,500+


currently enrolled students.

$140 million


in research expenditures in 2018.

23


interdisciplinary schools and departments.

95+


undergraduate degrees.

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Our tuition calculator can help you estimate full-time tuition fees for this program without financial aid. Keep in mind: More than 80% of our students receive financial aid.

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