Master of Arts in Sociology

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The Master of Arts in Sociology provides advanced training in qualitative and quantitative research design, interpretation, and theory to understand individuals, groups, organizations and communities. Elective courses focus on social inequality based on race/class/gender as well as reflect the faculty specializations in Education, Migration, the US-Mexico Border, Community Development, Alternative Economies, Social Movements, Digital Media, Political Sociology, Environmental Sociology, Popular Culture, and Social Psychology. We provide our students an education that can lead to careers outside of academia or prepare them to pursue doctoral studies if desired.

College: Arts & Sciences
Delivery Format: 100% Online
Program Credits: 36 credits
Program Length: 2 - 2.5 years
Cost Per Credit Hour: $411.50
Active Military Cost Per Credit Hour: $250

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Occupations Salary Range
Child, Family, and School Social Workers $32,820 - $84,070
Lawyers $56,100 - $153,750
Sociology Teachers, Postsecondary $56,620 - $127,000
Sociologists N/A

NMSU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission
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HLC phone: 800-621-7440

Contact Information
Name:Dr. Julie Steinkopf 
Title:Dir. Graduate Studies
Phone: 575 646-4312