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Master of Science in Applied Sociology

Curriculum

With an emphasis on the acquisition of theoretical knowledge and social research skills, the Master of Science in Applied Sociology degree program is designed to prepare students for careers in policy analysis, program development and evaluation and quantitative and qualitative data analysis. As public, private and nonprofit organizations attempt to maximize their human and monetary resources, they often seek professionals with specialized skills to assess program demands and viability, evaluate program success, direct change and inform policy.

Graduates are trained to fill such roles and effectively apply their knowledge and skills in employment areas including healthcare, local, state and national government, nonprofit social services, community activism, marketing research, human resources and business administration.

Program Information

School: School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences

Program: Applied Sociology

Catalog page: MS

MS in Applied Sociology Fact Sheet

Application Requirements

Degree requirements: Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university

GPA: 3.0 out of a 4.0 scale is advisable.

Test score required: Yes

Verbal score of 156 and quantitative score of 152 on the GRE, or equivalent score on the GMAT

Letters of recommendation: 3

Applicants must submit three letters of recommendation from individuals who can judge the candidate's probability of success in graduate school. Use the completed Request for Recommendation form. Letters of recommendation may be sent directly to the program.

Admissions essay required: Yes

Deadlines: Rolling admissions, no deadline

Contact

Katie Doctor (Applied Sociology - MS)
972-883-4936
800 W. Campbell Road, GR31   
Richardson, TX 75080-3021
 
Degree Information:
Dr. Sheryl Skagg
Program Head
972-883-4460
Office: GR 2.234

Possible Careers

Program director/developer/evaluator, grant writer; researcher/data analyst, human resource representative, administrators or researchers in public and private agencies such as law enforcement agencies, judicial system, state agencies, health care, and legal service corporations and law firms

Salary Information

See Bureau of Labor Statistics for detailed salary information on these careers. Another great resource is the Occupational Outlook Handbook.

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