Sociology: General, Master of Arts (M.A.)

The Master of Arts in Sociology is designed for a person seeking a comprehensive, sociological understanding of the social world.

Program Highlights

  • You can complete the M.A. entirely online, and most classes are offered in an online, asynchronous format to accommodate any schedule. Only three classes require synchronous meetings, and these can be attended remotely.

  • The program can be completed in two years, or even less if students can take classes and/or engage in research during summers.
  • The M.A. provides an in-depth apprenticeship in the discipline of sociology by combining core courses in research methods and theory with engaging seminars on key topics such as inequality.
  • Students in the program have the opportunity to collaborate with professors on ongoing research projects related to diverse topics. In recent years, numerous program graduates have co-authored peer-reviewed manuscripts with professors and co-presented at state, regional and national conferences.

Application Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited university with 18 credits of sociology including courses in theory, research methods, and statistics.
  • A grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale for all undergraduate work.
  • Three letters of recommendation from individuals who can speak to your abilities and potential for success in a graduate program.
  • Personal statement that describes your reason for wanting to earn this degree.
  • Resume
  • Writing Sample

Additional Requirements for International Applicants:

Application Deadlines

  U.S. Based Applicants International Applicants
Fall Start Rolling May 1
Spring Start Rolling September 1
Summer Start Rolling N/A

Time to Completion: 2 years


Graduate Coordinator Contact

Dr. Aaron Hoy
aaron.hoy@mnsu.edu
507-389-1038

Sociology Website