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Sociology | Master's Program

MA in Sociology Research and Practice

The College of Arts and Sciences at American University is pleased to announce the Masters in Sociology Research and Practice. This program represents a revision of the former Masters in Sociology with a curriculum centered on student engagement with a faculty-led research team.

At a Glance
  • 30 credit hours
  • Full- and part-time; completion between 24-30 months
  • Evening courses
  • Capstone project

Built around a core of courses that provide hands-on experience in all phases of the sociological research process within the broad area of social dimensions of health and well-being this program

  • Orients students to methods of doing research on health and society
  • Engages students in a research project focused on issues in Washington, DC
  • Builds students’ data analysis capacity – both qualitative and quantitative
  • Hones students’ ability to present results of research to various audiences

Students will be immersed in research that focuses on social determinants of health in the context of central issues in sociological analysis, particularly related to social inequities of race/ethnicity, social class, gender and sexuality, and in connection to other sociological subfields such as urban development, migration, education and social movements.

Program Questions

Graduate Program Co-directors Bette Dickerson or Michael Bader:
socio@american.edu