About the Sociology MA

Welcome to the Sociology MA program. Students in the Sociology MA program combine coursework in theory, methods and substantive areas of interest. The Sociology MA also offers opportunities for practicum and internship experiences, as well as to conduct original research. The program’s orientation toward public and applied sociology also provides excellent training for students across a range of careers in both the public and private sectors. 

Whether your interests are focused on Human Rights, Global Development, Children and Youth Empowerment, Health and Food Access, Education, Urban Affairs, or Poverty and Inequality, the opportunities for real-world experience are limitless.

Our graduate students earn credit and gain hands-on experience through graduate practicum internships.

They are active in research; participating in varied Center for Social Science Research  (CSSR) initiatives such as the Social Science Research Lab, Democratizing NOVA, and all research hubs.

They are also active in the broader DC area sociological community as members of the DC Sociological Society and contributors / editors of The Sociologist.