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Morehead State’s sociology program garners national ranking

Morehead State University’s Master of Arts in Sociology has been ranked by Intelligent.com as one of the Best Master’s in Sociology Degree Programs for 2020.   

A complete list of rankings can be found at https://www.intelligent.com/best-online-masters-in-sociology-degree-programs/.    

“The success of the sociology master’s degree program at Morehead State is demonstrated by the number of our graduates who are now meaningfully employed in their chosen professions or who have gone on to graduate from a variety of doctoral programs at major research institutions,” said Dr. Suzanne Tallichet, professor of sociology at MSU. “Their success reflects the expertise and commitment of our graduate faculty to teach and mentor students in a variety of courses.”     

Intelligent.com is a resource for online degree rankings and higher education planning. The website offers curated guides, including the best degree programs and information about financial aid, internships and study strategies.     

The 2020 rankings were calculated through a scoring system that factors in student engagement, the potential return on investment and leading third-party evaluation. Of the 172 schools that were analyzed with sociology programs, Morehead State was one of 10 higher education institutions whose program made the list, ranking fourth and noted as having the best concentration options.    

“Our graduates have become engaged and productive teachers, counselors and researchers benefitting our region and society at large,” Tallichet said. “While our students’ success will always be a source of profound mutual gratification, our graduate faculty are very pleased to be recognized for such an accolade.”  

The Master of Arts in Sociology is an online program that allows for concentration in four areas: general sociology, criminology, chemical dependency and interdisciplinary social sciences. All concentrations require basic courses in theory and research methods and provide students with broad critical and analytical skills that can be applied on the individual, organizational and societal levels. Onlinemasters.com also recognized the program as one of the top 10 online sociology programs in the nation.  

For more information on MSU’s Master of Arts in Sociology program, visit www.moreheadstate.edu/study/MA-sociology or contact Dr. Tallichet at 606-783-2656 or s.tallic@moreheadstate.edu

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