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Master of Arts in Sociology

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Explore the Master of Arts degree in Sociology at NMSU Global Campus

Sociology majors are in demand in the 21st century due to both their hard skills, as well as their understanding, communication, flexibility, leadership, motivation, patience, persuasion, problem-solving abilities, teamwork, time management, and work ethic.

NMSU Global Campus graduate students gain a firm foundation in social theory and methodologies. Broadly speaking, our Sociology courses focus on social inequality and diverse research methods as they apply to education, race, ethnicity, gender, sexualities, and other areas of our social realities.

About New Mexico State University's Department of Sociology

New Mexico State University's nationally-ranked Department of Sociology provides our students with a firm foundation in social theory and methodologies. Our Sociology faculty are experts in their fields and nationally recognized. We are here to help you meet your academic goals on a flexible schedule!

The Department of Sociology's mission has a core value of theoretical and social diversity. We strive to promote a more just society, focusing on various social, economic, and cultural issues that impact people locally, nationally, and globally.


Degree type: Master of Arts in Sociology

College: Health, Education, and Social Transformation

Department: Sociology

Delivery formats: 100% online

Program Road Map: Review Course Offerings

Cost per credit hour:

  • Graduate online: $444.40*†
  • Active Military online: $250*†

Accredited by: NMSU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

*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.

†For on-campus students, find tuition and fees here.

Program Highlights and Learning Outcomes

Our structured 100% online Master's program has enough flexibility to meet the needs of our students. That's why our program has one of the highest graduation rates in the country!

NMSU Global Campus students begin their MA in Sociology experience by working closely with a faculty advisor to identify career goals. Coursework and student activities are then selected to support success.

Graduate students in Sociology enjoy small online class sizes and a low student-to-professor ratio. Students also have the opportunity to work one-on-one with faculty on scholarly research, which is presented at regional, national and international conferences, leading to academic publication.

The NMSU Global Campus MA in Sociology program's structure provides students with a solid foundation of analytical skills, as well as a deeper understanding of social factors that help build effective organizations and better communities.

Career Pathways

The 100% online Master of Arts degree in Sociology prepares students 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

Scholarships and Financial Aid

NMSU helps to keep your tuition costs affordable. But if you need financial help, NMSU is ready to work with you to determine the best ways to finance your education to earn your Sociology master's degree.

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 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.

Contact Financial Aid

Phone: 1-888-729-6678

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