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