Admission to the Online MA in Applied Sociology requires the approval of the UAB Graduate School and the director of the program.

Minimum admission requirements are as follows:
  • A bachelor's or master's degree from an accredited institution with a minimum of 12 hours of social science coursework.
  • An overall grade point average (GPA) of 3.0, based on a 4.0 system, or a 3.2 GPA for the last 60 semester hours in a BA/BS program.
  • A 3.0 GPA in all previous graduate coursework.

Exceptional students who fail to meet any of the above requirements will be evaluated on a case‑by‑case basis. The following criteria are also considered in the admissions process:
  • Evidence of scholarship.
  • Statement of career goals.
  • Letters of recommendation (2-3).
  • Professional experience.

How to Apply

The application for the Online MA in Applied Sociology program can be completed on-line at the Graduate Admissions page. For information about application deadlines, contact the program director, Cullen Clark, PhD, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..