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Master of Arts in Sociology

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The flexibility of our program gives us one of the highest graduation rates in the country.

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Flexible, online classes make it easier to reach your goals while balancing work and family life.

Develop a Deeper Understanding of Our Modern World

The MA in Sociology at NMSU Global Campus provides a firm foundation in social theory and methodologies. Our sociology courses focus on social inequality and diverse research methods pertaining to education, race, ethnicity, gender, and other areas of our social realities. Rated #3 in Intelligent’s Top 10 Best Online Master’s in Sociology programs in 2022, this affordable master’s program connects you with nationally recognized experts to help you meet your academic goals on a flexible schedule.

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Career Pathways

The 100% online Master of Arts in Sociology program prepares you for a wide variety of career fields, including STEM positions, marketing, management, education, law, medicine, and social services. Here is just a sampling of the professional possibilities for accomplished NMSU Global Campus graduates:

  • College/University Professor
  • Data Analyst
  • Data Scientist
  • Human Resources Director
  • Lawyer
  • Researcher
  • Strategist
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“If you’re thinking about enrolling at NMSU Global Campus, just go for it, fully engage in the opportunity, and seize the moment. “

Jessica G., Class of 2024

The NMSU Global Campus MA in Sociology gives you a solid foundation of analytical skills, as well as a deeper understanding of social factors that help build effective organizations and better communities. We help you promote a more just society, focusing on various social, economic, and cultural issues that impact people locally, nationally, and globally.

Our program offers small online class sizes and a low student-to-professor ratio. You also have the opportunity to work one-on-one with faculty on scholarly research, which is presented at regional, national, and international conferences, and often leads to academic publication.

With this flexible, affordable master’s program, you’ll get to demonstrate the work ethic, problem-solving abilities, and leadership skills that sociology majors are known for, making them in-demand candidates across the modern workforce.

Delivery Format: 100% online
Program Credits: 36 credits
Program Length: 2 years full-time (three courses per semester); 3 years part-time (two courses per semester)
Cost Per Credit Hour: $444.40*
Active Military Cost Per Credit Hour: $250*
College: Health, Education, and Social Transformation
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The MA in Sociology offers both a thesis and non-thesis program. Regardless of which program you choose, you will take a minimum of 36 credit hours of graduate work. The program offers rolling admissions, with 16-week courses offered in Fall and Spring and 5-week courses available in Summer. 

Admission requirements include a bachelor’s degree with a minimum 3.0 GPA (or 2.5+ for provisional acceptance) and a well-written statement of purpose addressing graduate school objectives and interests. 

Sample Courses Credits
SOCI 5110: Perspectives on Sociology 3
SOCI 5163: Issues in Advanced Quantitative Analysis 3
SOCI 5165: Foundations of Social Theory 3
SOCI 5153: ​​​​Seminar in Sociological Research 3
SOCI 5157: Seminar in Qualitative Research Methods 3
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The GRE is not required, but you may need to take prerequisites prior to gaining admission. NMSU Global Campus is currently admitting Sociology students on a rolling basis throughout the year.

At NMSU Global Campus, we strive to offer competitively priced tuition to keep your tuition costs affordable. If you need financial aid, we’re ready to work with you to determine the best ways to finance your education.

Financial assistance includes loans, grants, and scholarship opportunities. To apply, use NMSU’s convenient Scholar Dollar$ one-stop scholarship application, which serves all students in the NMSU system.

NMSU and NMSU Global Campus students are also eligible for loans and grants. The first step in applying for financial aid is to complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Learn more about financial aid opportunities at NMSU.

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*For NMSU Global Campus programs and courses, the per credit hour cost is listed above. Special tuition agreements (Western Undergraduate Exchange, Descubre, etc.) are not applicable to NMSU Global Campus programs. Course fees still apply and are charged separately. Textbooks, uniforms, equipment, etc., are additional program costs. Additional per credit costs might be charged by the program, department or college.