Online Master of Art in Sociology

The Master of Arts in Sociology is a 30-credit online degree program offered through the T. Denny Sanford School of Social and Family Dynamics at Arizona State University.

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Quick facts

Next start date: 05/18/2020


Total classes: 10

Weeks per class: 7.5

Total credit hours: 30

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Details

In this program you will obtain knowledge and skills to help individuals and families understand how social context affects their well-being. You will also learn about the factors that influence successful relationships and outcomes.

The MA in Sociology degree is ideal if you are seeking an applied practitioner approach to understanding critical 21st-century social issues. You will work with expert faculty who are experienced in teaching high-quality online courses, as well as directing your capstone project. Graduates of this program often enter careers in human, social and government agencies.

This is a non-thesis degree program focusing on practical application and does not require a GRE. You can complete the program in as little as 15-18 months, enabling you to enter the job market sooner.

Featured courses


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

Graduates with an ASU Online Master of Art in Sociology have career opportunities illustrated in the following list. Career examples include but are not limited to:

HR professional

Community program coordinator

Nonprofit leader

Government agency employee

Child protective services agent

Crisis intervention center employee

Prestigious faculty

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.

Prestigious faculty

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.

Admission requirements

Applicants must fulfill the requirements of both the Graduate College and The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

The largest and most diverse college at ASU

ASU’s 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.

Tuition calculator

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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