|Program Director:||Dr. Angela Mertig
Andrew L. Todd Hall 328
|Graduate Analyst:||Karissa Garrison
The M.A. program at MTSU offers an applied track in sociology with special emphases in the fields of gerontology, health, work and organizations, social diversity, and crime/deviance. Graduates now working in applied settings direct multimillion dollar federal programs; serve as federal investigators, researchers, and consultants; and coordinate a variety of social programs. The M.A. program also offers a traditional track that provides solid preparation for the Ph.D. and has graduated students to various Ph.D. programs around the nation.
The program offers education in the core areas of sociology--theory, methods (qualitative and quantitative), and data analysis (including computer-assisted programs)--that prepares students for a multitude of career opportunities including skills necessary to enter a Ph.D. program. The program also offers a scholarly and available graduate faculty applying sociological expertise to a variety of settings and publishing in a variety of sociological journals.
A student will have an opportunity to work with the faculty examining:
Special emphases are offered in the application or practice of sociology: needs assessments, program evaluation, focus groups, surveys and polls organizational audits, policy design. Training in program management and evaluation are also offered.
The Sociology program has an active Graduate Student Sociology Association that facilitates funding for professional conferences and guest lecturers.
A minor in sociology at the graduate level is also offered.
To be admitted to the Master of Arts in Sociology program,
a student must submit the following to the College of Graduate Studies:
Online application and appropriate application fee
Official transcript of all colleges, universities (including business and technical schools). If the transcripts are issued from an international (non-US) institution, a course-by course analysis is required. Original non-US transcripts should be submitted directly to the evaluation service. (Click here for more information on non-US transcripts.)
Official Test Scores of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE)
Three letters of recommendation
Letter of Interest and Goals
Example of Written Work
Fall Admission - April 1
Spring Admission - September 15
Submit Application Materials to:
College of Graduate Studies
MTSU Box 42
Murfreesboro, TN 37132
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