Sociology and Anthropology
College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Overview

PhD in Sociology

The PhD in sociology provides rigorous training in public and applied social research including skills in research design, data analysis, and substantive areas that are pertinent to many sectors in the Washington, D.C., area. Graduates have the theoretical, analytical, and professional skills that prepare them for academic positions in teaching or research.

MA in Anthropology

Students in the master's degree program in anthropology may focus on sociocultural anthropology or bioarchaeology. Coursework progresses from core courses in theory and methods to more advanced specialized courses, and culminates in a thesis or project.

An accelerated master's option is available to students in the bachelor's program.

MA in Sociology

The MA in sociology offers students the ability to study general sociology or emphasize in an area such as sex and gender; crime, delinquency, and corrections;  race and ethnicity; and others. Students learn to apply sociological knowledge to the analysis of social processes and systems.

 

Accelerated MA in Anthropology

Highly qualified undergraduate majors in anthropology may apply to the accelerated master's degree program and obtain both a BA and an MA in anthropology following satisfactory completion of 144 credits, sometimes within five years.

Accelerated MA in Sociology

Highly qualified undergraduate majors in sociology may apply to the accelerated master's degree program and obtain both a BA and an MA in sociology following satisfactory completion of 147 credits, sometimes within five years.