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Sociology, M.A.


Enhance your education in sociology completely online.


Master of Arts (M.A.)






30-36 Credit Hours

Course Requirements

What You'll Learn in the Master of Arts in Sociology program

Gain in-depth knowledge of interactions and problems within individuals, families, organizations, social institutions and society.

What You Can Do with a sociology master's degree

Expand your career opportunities in fields like social services, education, health care, human services, public relations, regional agencies or the corporate world.  

What makes Morehead state's program different

Our Master of Arts in Sociology program is offered completely online, providing flexibility and convenience for working professionals. It also offers three areas of concentration, allowing you to tailor your education to your passion, interests and career goals.

Admission to the sociology master's program

  1. General admission to graduate study (for criteria, refer to "Admission to Graduate Study").
  2. Applicants with a degree in sociology or other related social sciences are preferable; however not required. Students with a minor in sociology or related social sciences are also encouraged to apply. If an applicant's undergraduate field of study is deemed unrelated, additional undergraduate courses in sociology or social sciences may be required to ensure student success in the program.
  3. A minimum GPA of 3.0 in all sociology or related social science courses.
  4. An undergraduate GPA of 2.75 or higher is required.
  5. International students must take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and score at least 525 for admission into the program.
  6. Submission of a two-page typewritten statement of educational and career goals relative to the program. When an applicant's materials do not clearly suggest the potential for successful program completion, the department Graduate Admissions Committee may also require additional materials such as submission of an undergraduate academic writing assignment, letters of recommendation, and/or an interview of the applicant.


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Department of Sociology, Social Work & Criminology

Dr. Connie Hardesty, Chair
335 Rader Hall
Morehead, KY 40351

PHONE: 606-783-2273