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

  • This program is ideally suited for those planning on advanced graduate training in a doctoral program and an academic career. It can also be effectively used as a terminal degree by those who choose to pursue careers in applied settings.
  • Sociology can help prepare you for a variety of careers and improve your ability to promote social justice in your community.

Admission 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. Citizens International Applicants
Fall Start Rolling May 1
Spring Start Rolling October 1
Summer Start Rolling N/A

Time to Completion: 2 years


Graduate Coordinator Contact

Dr. Dennis Waskul
dennis.waskul@mnsu.edu
507-389-5673

Sociology Website