Master of Arts in Sociology
Help Create a More Functional Society and Make People’s Lives BetterThe College of Arts and Sciences, the Department of Sociology and UAB Online are working together to offer you a program that will give you many opportunities. This program provides strong disciplinary training, along with internships and research experience, to prepare you for a career in business, non-profits or government agencies. You can learn to apply your sociology research skills to make a positive difference in the lives of others!
The Master of Arts in Sociology is a non-thesis plan. The faculty assists you in undertaking a six-hour applied/community capstone project in your area of interest as a concluding exercise. What could be better?
Take Advantage of our Research Methods to Practice SociologyThe Department’s M.A. in Sociology is an innovative approach in a fascinating discipline. It takes your active lifestyle into consideration and is designed for working professionals. The program is designed to give you the tools to synthesize your course material in a way that allows you to take advantage of research methods to practice sociology. You will be attracted to the “practical side” of sociology!
If you decide to move into the Medical Sociology Ph.D. Program, you can do that by completing some additional core requirements.
The faculty have active research agendas, publishing extensively in the major journals of the profession, as well as producing a number of books. They are here to assist you in developing research areas of your interest.
What Career Opportunities Would I Have?Your graduate degree will help you develop skills that are important in a variety of careers and can open many doors. Maybe you are interested in research in a nonacademic job with the government or in private research. You could enjoy conducting market research or doing evaluation research. Maybe the non-profit world is what you are interested in. The careers are as wide and varied as are our students. This is a field that will not be boring as you explore the dynamics of groups and the social behavior of people.
Should I Apply?You should apply if you are an individual who wants to explore an advanced study of research techniques that can be applied to everyday life. If you are captivated with people’s behaviors and have a desire to study and conduct research in the areas of race relations, gender, social class, religion and ethnic backgrounds, this degree could be for you! A M.A. in Sociology degree can be used in many careers and one of its biggest advantages is its adaptability. Earning a M.A. in Sociology will change your world! Employers of all types are looking for people like you!
UAB Online is a user-friendly virtual campus that offers fully accessible courses to the first-time online student as well as to returning technology-proficient online students. We are here to take the difficulty out and put the world changing learning opportunities in!
What Can UAB Online Offer Me?You will receive immediate benefits as a UAB student and eventually as an alumnus. You will be proud to say that you are a UAB student because UAB is a world class institution recognized all over the world for excellence in research, service and innovation.
You will have immediate access to The Sterne Library which houses more than one million items. Sterne also provides electronic access to the contents of more than 35,044 serials and 72,000 electronic books.
AskIT will be your first line of support for all things IT. Supporting all of the central applications and services, the AskIT professionals are available by telephone, email, chat, web, and walk-up. Although computers and technology can sometimes be overwhelming, AskIT will be there to help guide you through any issues and to the right IT services to fulfill your needs. You have full access to ASK IT, just as you would if you were walking on our beautiful green campus here in sunny Birmingham, Alabama. You will also have access to students (who will become friends) from around the globe. This will add immensely to your perspectives as well as increase your network of colleagues.